Carrollton Goes Pink


Nicolette DiMare

In its 14th year of celebrations, Carrollton continued its tradition of participating in Dig Pink, a special fundraiser designed to support the Side-Out Foundation, both a nonprofit and research organization committed to providing life-extending solutions and hope for those with stage IV breast cancer, and promote awareness.

On September 30, pink was everywhere. Most members of the Carrollton community participated in the dress down fundraiser. Money was also raised through T- shirt sales, and promotions provided by Apizza Brooklyn and Whip ‘n Dip. 

Pep rallies were held in the gym to honor school spirit and cheer on our fall sports teams who were participating in the games. The Carrollton Varsity and Junior Varsity volleyball teams competed in matches against Miami Country Day School, and won. After two years, the gym was finally able to be at full capacity due to COVID-19, so fans attended the games and showed their support by wearing pink and supporting our very own athletes by cheering them on as they competed. “I was so excited to have no restrictions for the number of fans this year for dig pink. The fans always make the game so much more exciting and interactive. We couldn’t have won without them!,” wrote Viola Lake ‘23.  

Mariana Matos ‘23, Varsity Volleyball captain wrote, “Dig Pink is always an exciting event for the volleyball team!! We love having crowds in the stands especially when the money raised by tickets supports the SideOut Foundation. As a team, seeing everyone dressed in pink makes us more motivated to win and play to our best level. This year it was especially exciting because it was the first year post-Covid where the amount of spectators was not limited. We all had a great time and ended the night with a win: winning the game and raising money for breast cancer!”