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Kearsley volleyball team raises money for Side-Out Foundation

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(10/09/12) - Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness month, many Mid-Michigan athletes have raised their game. Now, one local team is fighting against a deadly opponent.

Dozen of students at Kearsley High School were decked out in pink Tuesday as part of a cancer fundraiser organized by the girls' volleyball team.

"One of our young girls' mother passed away from cancer unfortunately two years ago, I believe, and I think that really hit close to home when you lose someone to this terrible disease," said Linda Visnaw, volleyball coach.

The Hornets started organizing "Dig Pink" at the beginning of the season. They've sold T-shirts and pink volleyballs for The Side-Out Foundation, raising more than $1,500 so far.

"We get a lot of team experiences together and team bonding, along with education," said Micaela Miles, volleyball player.

"We learned a lot when we started selling the volleyballs. We realized how many people are affected," said volleyball player Kugar Nettell.

On Tuesday, those who bought shirts wore them to school. Many will do the same at Tuesday evening's match against Clio. They're calling it a "Pink Out".

"We want to show our school and our family and friends that we're going to help beat cancer, not only through cancer, but to show our hard work through practice," Kugar said.

If you're interested in taking part in the 'Pink Out' at Kearsley High, it begins at 5 and the varsity match follows at 7.

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