Led by the efforts of Stoughton High volleyball coach Ken Gay, the volleyball team, with an assist from the Stoughton High Student Council, recently organized a 5K fundraising walk for the American Cancer Society.
In what has become an annual event, dozens of students (with a great showing of SHS student-athletes), teachers, coaches and parents gathered Saturday, Sept. 29 at Stoughton High on a damp morning to take part in the 3.1-mile walk.
Just a couple of days before the start of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many came to the walk decked out in pink.
The walk raised a little of $1,700, Gay said, with walkers asked to donate $5 to participate and the Student Council selling baked goods and pink t-shirts which read "Fight Like a Knight" with a pink breast cancer ribbon printed to the side.
The team will be adding to this fundraising total Friday night, Oct. 12.
Less than two weeks after this fundraising walk, the Stoughton High volleyball team and the Sharon High volleyball team will meet in a "Dig for the Cure" match, another fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
This is the third consecutive season Stoughton and Sharon will take part in "Dig for the Cure."
After Sharon played host last season, this year's match takes place at the Stoughton High gym. Those in attendance can make a donation before entering the gym, with all money raised going to support the American Cancer Society.
Players on both teams will be wearing all shades of pink. Members of both teams will also be playing or coaching in memory of someone who died of cancer, or in honor of a cancer survivor.
The freshmen play at 4 p.m., the JV play at 5 p.m. and the varsity play at 6 p.m.
Take a look at photos from the 5K walk in the media gallery.