“Dig for a Cause”: Beaver Dam Girl’s Volleyball Team to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness

The Beaver Dam High School girl’s volleyball team is playing today to not only beat rival Hartford, but also to raise money for a local breast cancer fund. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Volleyball coach Melissa Gehring (gare-ing) says each member of the team – freshman to varsity – is raising money as part of their “Dig for a Cause” campaign. Donations were raised based on the numbers of “digs” made in each match. A “dig” means to prevent a spiked ball from hitting the ground. The team is also selling pink “Dig For A Cause” t-shirts tonight, and again on October 13th when they play Watertown. There is also a raffle with a variety of prizes. Gehring says the girls have really been getting into the spirit of things. Both matches, the one tonight and on October 13th, will have a “pink ribbon wall” where people can hang signs “in honor” or “in memory” friends and family members. The money that is raised will be donated to the Beaver Dam Community Hospital Foundation Breast Health Program.