Victory is about more than just the final score for Sandy Creek volleyball. For the second year, the Patriots hosted a Pink Out fundraiser in support of the fight against breast cancer.
“Pink Out night is important because it allows us to bring attention to the need for early detection and screening. Breast cancer is something that has impacted someone we know, and it is important to us as a unit that we do our part in helping the fight,” said Sandy Creek volleyball coach Tishay Lewis. “We have parents of players on our team who are breast cancer survivors, and it is important to us that we let them know that we are there to support them.”
Along with a great night of volleyball action against Fayette County and Morgan County, there was a fundraiser including selling Pink Out shirts, baked goods and concessions, and a silent auction. A portion of the proceeds go to local non-profit The Breast Cancer Survivors Network, which provides free programs, services, and supplies for breast cancer patients.
“This night allows me to show my players that there are some things that are going to be bigger than playing the game of volleyball. I am hoping that they are able to take away from this that the game they love to play has the ability to bring many people together for the greater good,” said Lewis. “Many people see Fayette as our in-county rival and Morgan County as our 3A rival, however, it is nights like this that we can use to show that we all can come together and unite against breast cancer.”
The fundraiser was possible thanks to a generous community. Tsunami Volleyball and Smallcakes of Fayetteville served as gold sponsors, along with support from She Craft Co., Chapultepec Mexican Restaurant, Graham+Co KW Atlanta Partners, K Mack of All Trades LLC, Parker’s Printables, and the Calvin Johnson Jr Foundation.
“Giving back to the community and bringing awareness to breast cancer is important to our organization,” said Charlette Graham with the volleyball booster club. “It is truly an honor to give back to our community and help ease some of the financial burdens for cancer patients and their families.”