Bishop Kenny “Pink Out” match against Bolles volleyball

Bishop Kenny “Pink Out” match against Bolles volleyball
Volleyball coaches donned pink shirts on the sidelines for the game
Volleyball coaches donned pink shirts on the sidelines for the game

Volleyball coaches donned pink shirts on the sidelines for the game

Each fall rival schools Bishop Kenny and Bolles join forces for a qood cause.  Suzanne Winkler, Head Volleyball Coach at Bishop Kenny recalled, “Bolles Coach Elise Bush contacted me to ask whether or not, in light of the heightened consciousness about breast cancer, we could dedicate one of our two annual games in support of breast cancer awareness. I thought it was a great idea, and an even better idea to put our rivalry with Bolles to work for a good cause.”  The inaugural Pink Out Game was held in 2008.

The event is held in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hosting duties for the event rotate between the two schools and this year’s match was held at Bishop Kenny. All money collected at the gate, as well as proceeds from pre-event t-shirt sales at both schools, is contributed to the Donna Foundation headed by Bishop Kenny graduate Donna Deegan. To date more than $20,000 has been raised by the Pink Out. Coach Winkler summed it up by saying, “Our ability to pool the efforts and resources of these rival teams for a common good is the real spirit of the Pink Out; it allows us to reach out to our community and share in a night that is about more than sports…it is about helping those who are fighting for their lives.”

Bishop Kenny students hung up their red shirts in favor of pink at the annual Pink Out volleyball game vs. Bolles during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

Bishop Kenny students hung up their red shirts in favor of pink at the annual Pink Out volleyball game vs. Bolles during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

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