Women's Volleyball Given Service Ace Philanthropic Achievement Banner

Women's Volleyball Given Service Ace Philanthropic Achievement Banner

The Crimson raised more than $1,200 for the fight against breast cancer (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women's volleyball team has been awarded a Service Ace Philanthropic Achievement banner for its contributions to the 2013 Dig Pink Rally, Side-Out Foundation officials recently announced.

As a group, the Ivy League collected $7,476.85 with the Crimson donating $1,290, the highest amount raised by the team in its six years participating in the initiative. Over 1,200 middle school, high schools and colleges nationwide participated in the rally, hosting volleyball games and events to support The Side-Out Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families.

The term "side-out" refers to a situation in volleyball when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. It is hoped that Side-Out will do the same for breast cancer patients, providing them with the support, education and best available treatments to regain control of their lives.

To learn more about The Side-Out Foundation or the Dig Pink initiative, click here.