SPARTA, NJ - On Tuesday, the Sparta High School volleyball program hosted its annual “Dig Pink” charity game. The event takes place during the month of October, breast cancer awareness month.

Students, parents and friends came to support the teams as well as the cause. Parent volunteers decorated the Spartan gym with pink balloons, streamers and posters, and also baked a variety of sweets to be sold during the game. All proceeds from the bake sale went towards breast cancer research.

Girls from all three levels--varsity, JV and freshman--wore their bright pink camo-printed T-shirts to school on Tuesday to show their support and dedication to the cause.

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Both the varsity and JV teams played Morris Knolls. The varsity team lost, 2-0. The score of the first set was 25-17 and the second set was 25-16. Maggie Jent had a total of seven kills and Kalin Hagedorn ended the game with four kills. Setter Jenny Newton assisted them nine times.

For Derek Hall, the new JV volleyball coach, this was his first time being a part of the event. He answered very enthusiastically when asked about what he thought of the day by saying, “What an experience. It was a really great day. I had fun seeing all of the girls enjoy themselves.”