Pink Out Night
The West Sioux High School volleyball team held their annual Pink Out night earlier this month.
The C, JV, and varsity teams hosted Clay Central-Everly that evening.
Before and during the games, the team raised money and showed their support for breast cancer awareness while enjoying many different activities. They had a silent auction and a bake sale. They also sold pink glow sticks and read names in memory of and in honor of those with cancer. The team wore their pink jerseys and played hard in honor of those fighting cancer and those who have lost the fight.
Head coach, Mollie Koopmans, said, “It’s a night to dedicate and fundraise for anyone who has been affected by breast cancer and bring awareness.”
While bringing awareness, each grade of girls also created a separate table to sell various items to raise money for the special cause. The freshman sold pink beads and cake pops. The sophomores sold painted pumpkins. The juniors sold assorted cookies and snacks. The seniors had the silent auction. They raised a total of $800. The profit raised will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation in Sioux City, Iowa.
Pink Out night has been a very significant night for many years at West Sioux.
Abagale Ericson, team captain and senior, said her favorite part of the night was “Seeing everyone wear pink.”
Koopmans wants to make sure there is a specific time set aside for the glow sticks next time, so they can make sure everyone with a glow stick will be in the gym at the same time.
“Otherwise, it was very successful,” said Koopmans.
The volleyball team celebrated their seniors also. They recognized the six seniors who returned this season before the varsity game got started. The seniors were Abagale Ericson, Josie McKee, Samantha Salker, Katelyn Koopmans, Danna Schipper, and Taylor Rodenburgh. It was very touching to say goodbye and thank them for their years as West Sioux athletes. A few tears were shed by some of the players.
Pink Out night was once again a very successful night and was enjoyed by many.