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Girls Volleyball Holds Annual Pink Out and Senior Night

By: Madison Makosky/Co-Sports Editor

On Thursday, October 19, the Blue Ridge girls volleyball team hosted their annual “Pink Out” game while playing Pittston Area at the BR high school gymnasium.

The “Pink Out” game, held each October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, honors those who have fought, are currently fighting, and those who have lost their battle to breast cancer. This year the monies raised went to Tami Baker, the aunt of volleyball players Libby and Mckenna Zick.

Audience members purchase and wear pink t-shirts to the annual event which are specifically designed and sold beforehand as a fundraiser. The sea of pink color created by the fans in the stands demonstrates the community’s support.

What The Game Means to Players

Senior Libby Zick says the event creates a combination of feelings for her, including excitement and sadness.

“My aunt who is a recent breast cancer survivor was recognized for the battle she fought against the disease and the strenth it took to beat it.”

Junior Emma Button says the event is something the whole team values.

“I look forward to the Pink Out game every year–not only because so many people show up to support us, but also because they show up to support the people battling cancer, those who are cancer survivors and the many who’ve lost their battle to cancer.” 

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In addition, four senior team members were honored as part of senior recognition night. Those players are: Kelsie Howe, Leigha McCain, Ella Woosman and Libby Zick.

“It was a heartwarming night that made me excited for my future, but also sad for all the memories I will be leaving behind,” says Libby Zick of the senior recognition ceremony.

 Button shared, “It was sad to know that the four seniors won’t be back playing next year. I will miss playing with them.”  

Read more about the Blue Ridge community’s support of the annual Pink Out event here:

You can also read about how you can personally support Breast Cancer Awareness Month here:



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Madison Makosky
Madison Makosky
Madison is a senior at Blue Ridge where she is a cheerleader for basketball and football. She also enjoys playing first base for the girls' softball team and making many memories with friends.
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