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Diboll Lady 'Jacks raise money for "Dig Pink"

DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) -

Tuesday night in Diboll the Lady 'Jacks and Huntington Devilettes faced off in a district match, but it was about more than volleyball on 'Dig Pink' night.

Diboll led by head coach Jeremy Stewart teamed up with Dig Pink to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.

The Lady 'Jacks hit the floor wearing pink ribbons, socks, knee pads, you name it to raise money and awareness during breast cancer awareness month. They even sold T-shirts and took donations with 100% of the proceeds going to the Dig Pink foundation.

"Dig pink has really been a rallying cry for the girls," said Stewart. "They have really come together and pushed hard for it.  

Before the game both teams came together for a moment of silence as names of lives effected by breast cancer associated with the Diboll team were read.

"They've all been effected by breast cancer one way or another and they're all really pushing to one day be able to find a cure," said Stewart.  "It's a good cause that many people are effected by but they don't even realize exactly how many people in the community, whether it be survivors or people who have lost the battle. So we've chosen tonight to honor all of those people at the same time."

With over 150 shirts sold plus donations Diboll raised over $1000 for the Dig Pink foundation.

Final score of the match Tuesday ended with Huntington sweeping Diboll (25-19, 25-14,25-15). That makes Huntington 7-0 in district play.

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