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Dig Pink match Oct. 3

By Michael Butler

It's become an annual event. The Tallassee volleyball team will host its seventh "Dig Pink" match at Stumberg Gym on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

"As a coach, you always want to incorporate something into your young people that goes beyond the classroom and beyond the sport that you coach and teaches them a little bit about life and what it stands for," THS volleyball coach Katie Hayley said. "We're servants and doing something for others. That's a great lesson for our young people to learn."

The Tigers face Stanhope Elmore beginning at 4:30. Southside Middle School will play first, followed by the Tallassee junior varsity and varsity squads. Dig Pink brings awareness to breast cancer.

"The girls have already raised $2,550 for breast cancer research by selling tshirts," Hayley said. "We are hoping the raise the rest of our goal of $2,750 at the match through donations."

In the past six years, $12,000 has been raised. About 450 tee shirts have already been sold. Breast cancer survivor Carla Pugh will be the honorary coach.

"We will recognize her between the JV and varsity matches," Hayley added. "(We) hope people will come wearing their dig pink t-shirts and deck the gym out in pink."

Also this week, the Tigers will host an in-school match vs. Elmore County on Thursday, Oct. 5. The varsity match will begin at 1:30 p.m. followed by the junior varsity match.

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