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Bear Creek volleyball team raises $2,260 for Side-Out Foundation

Michele Brown, a senior at The Bear Creek School, smiles at this year
Michele Brown, a senior at The Bear Creek School, smiles at this year's Dig Pink on Friday.
— image credit: Courtesy of The Bear Creek School

The Bear Creek Grizzlies volleyball program hosted their fourth annual Dig Pink event on Friday in conjunction with the Side-Out Foundation.

For the fourth year in a row, the Grizzlies invited the Christian Faith Eagles to participate in the match and the Bear Creek gym was packed with pink-clad fans who cheered for their respective teams. Last year, both teams were top-eight finishers at their respective state tournaments. The Eagles finished fourth in the 1B state tournament while the Grizzlies placed fifth in the 2B state tournament.

For the second time in this series, the Grizzlies were victorious, winning in three straight sets (25-8, 25-7, 25-16). Top-serving performances came from senior Alyssa Jenson (eight aces), sophomore libber Gracie Matthews (five aces) and senior Michele Brown (four aces). On offense, the Grizzlies were led by senior outside hitter Makena Schoene (11 kills), as well as senior Morgan Cadigan (eight kills) and Jenson (five kills). Two-time league MVP and Bear Creek setter Brown had 18 assists in the match.

Dig Pink is supported by college as well as middle and high school volleyball coaches and teams across the country. All proceeds benefit Side-Out, which awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing compassionate support to breast cancer patients and their families.

By charging an admission fee, selling bright pink commemorative T-shirts and concessions, including pink lemonade and strawberry ice cream, Bear Creek earned more than $2,260 for the Side-Out Foundation.

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