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Photo submitted by Michelle Moreno

Lady Rattlers raise funds, awareness through Dig for the Cure

San Marcos Volleyball
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

If you went to any of San Marcos’ home games in October, you would have noticed things were a little more pink.

Pink socks. Pink headbands. Pink everything.

For the past 11 years, the Lady Rattlers have participated in a program called “Dig for the Cure” as a way to contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During each of the team’s last four home games of the season, San Marcos collected flat donations and pledges for each ball they dug out.

The Lady Rattlers racked up 234 digs and accrued $3,440.99 over the four games. The proceeds went directly to the Community Breast Cancer Outreach and Early Detection Program which “provides comprehensive education, screening, diagnosis and patient navigation in the four county rural capital area of Hays, Caldwell, Williamson and Bastrop counties,” and Pink Heals Hays County, a program that aims to “provide communities with a program that supports people in need on a personal level in partnership with public safety and local businesses.”

“Many of us have seen the effects of cancer, and we, as coaches and athletes, want to do our part in making a difference in our community,” head coach Michelle Moreno said. “From freshman to varsity level, the Lady Rattlers played hard on that court not only for a win but for the cause.”

Through Dig for the Cure, San Marcos has raised $21,191.98 over the past 11 seasons, all of which has been donated.