Shawnee girls volleyball raises over $5,000 for cancer research

Press release from Shawnee High School.

Shawnee and Seneca’s Volleyball teams pose together before their annual “Dig Pink & Teal” match (Christian Hochenberger/Special to The Sun).

Shawnee High School’s girls volleyball played Seneca on Oct. 23 for the 11th annual Dig Pink and Teal Volleyball game.

With the gym decorated in pink and teal, the true winner of the evening was the fight against cancer as the team sold over 1,000 T-shirts, held a bake sale, accepted donations and held a dine and donate for a total profit of over $5,300. The money will be donated to the Side Out Foundation and the American Cancer Society for Breast and Ovarian Cancer research, respectively.

Margaret Fanourgakis, Shawnee’s volleyball coach, said, “This was the most we’ve raised and even in our 11th year, it is stronger than ever. I couldn’t be more proud of my team, parents and the community for their support in our mission to end cancer. Everyone is affected by this terrible disease and for us personally, we’ve lost former players and that is why we honor them every year.”