Massapequa volleyball team holds annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser

The girls varsity volleyball head coach Amanda DelGiacco says the annual fundraiser shows how much the community supports the team and the cause.

Jon Dowding

Oct 25, 2023, 2:46 AM

Updated 181 days ago

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The Massapequa community came out to support the girls volleyball team and their Dig Pink breast cancer fundraiser.
The girls varsity volleyball head coach Amanda DelGiacco says the annual fundraiser shows how much the community supports the team and the cause.
"It's been a long-standing tradition way before I started coaching,” said DelGiacco. “It's just nice to see the community support come here and every year we dedicate it to someone in the district so it's really nice to have that family feel."
The team members go out in the community and raise money to help those impacted by breast cancer. In the past, they've raised over $100,000.
"Every single year, it feels like we come together more,” said Carly Elfenvein, one of the varsity co-captains. “We put in more work, we raise more money. And it just means a lot to me and my teammates and I'm really happy that we do it."
There's not just a fundraiser. The team also organizes a bake sale, a clothing sale and raffle items.
Margaret Keaveney has been helping the team since her first daughter started over three years ago. She says the work behind it all is for one reason.
"We're doing this because unfortunately breast cancer is a household name,” she said. “People fighting it, people going through it. People have passed away. These funds are going to a great cause."
The varsity girls won their game today against South Side High School from Rockville Center.
Donate to the team’s fundraiser here.


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