The Westfield High School girls volleyball team was honored at a ceremony last Wednesday with the “Teens for the Cure Award” by Susan G. Komen of North Jersey for their work with the organization, specifically with the team’s Pink Out event.
Last year’s Pink Out raised $20,000 for breast cancer research and awareness. The next Pink Out event will be on Oct. 11 vs. Watchung Hills in the Westfield High School gym. The event will feature food and tricky tray prizes and t-shirts for sale.
The Girls’ Volleyball team was inspired to get involved in the cause after
their coach Bev Torok was diagnosed with breast cancer.
“On behalf of the Westfield Volleyball teams, we would like to thank Susan G. Komen, North Chapter for recognizing our efforts to make a difference through awareness and fundraising in order to find a Cure of Breast Cancer in our lifetime,” Torok said at the ceremony. “The Westfield community has been a big part of our success through donations at our Pink Out event.”
Torok added that parents of the players contribute greatly to the event by decorating, baking, following up with phone calls and organizing the night, while players solicit prizes, fundraise and design t-shirts.
“Some of the girls have remarked about how this evening is the highlight of their volleyball career,” recalled Torok. “We hope to see a large turnout."
For more on “Teens for the Cure,” visit the Susan G. Komen website.