On Friday, Oct. 12, Westfield High School girls volleyball teams hosted their fourth annual Pink Out to benefit a cause close to their hearts: breast cancer awareness.
Their hard work on and off the court paid off and at their end-of-the-season dinner held Monday evening, the team presented a sizable check to a representative from the Susan G. Komen foundation
"This year's Pink Out event raised $20,108.98 for Susan G. Komen," said junior varsity volleyball coach Sara Soriente.
During the October event, which saw the Westfield Blue Devils take on the East Brunswick Bears and win, Westfield athletics supervisor Sandy Mamary said among the many things that make the event special is the fact that Westfield Varsity Volleyball Coach Bev Torok is a breast cancer survivor. At the time, Mamary said the biggest challenge for the team wasn't on the court but rather would be beating 2011's $19,000 fundraising total.
Soriente said the girls and their parents deserve recognition the amazing work they put into the event. Local merchants also donated to make the day a success.