By Daeana Barkubein
With the support of their GBA family, the Golden Eagles Girls’ High School Soccer and Volleyball teams organized a “Pink Out” last Thursday, September 5th.
The Pink Out, intended as a fundraiser for local breast cancer patient Hannah Brewer, was highlighted by the two home games played by the girls’ soccer and volleyball teams. There was a great turnout at both games as all the high school cheerleaders, most of the high school football team, and various GBA alumni came to support the event.
“The whole gym was super loud and full of school spirit, and we appreciated the student and parent sections cheering us on because it kept our energy high,” said Junior volleyball player Victoria Betrous in an interview.
The crowd’s support enabled the high school girls’ volleyball team to clinch an impressive victory, beating Collegedale Academy in three out of four sets.
“We were able to play as a team and we worked very hard, and this hard work was shown through our final score,” Betrous added.
Though the soccer team did not win their game, losing 4-0 to St. Andrews-Sewanee School, they still played their best and raised awareness about breast cancer through sports.
Even more than victory, the Pink Out was about helping those in need—a key emphasis of Golden Eagle character. To raise funds for Brewer, the teams sold Pink Out shirts to students and their families, along with faculty members. The sale was a success, and the teams were able to raise their targeted amount of funds to help Miss Brewer, who was not able to attend the games as she is undergoing treatment.
“We were incredibly honored to be able to use our platform as a team to raise awareness about such a need in our community that affects a lot of people,” remarked Betrous.
Grace’s athletic programs do not merely foster prowess in sports; each player is also cultivated socially and spiritually by their coaches. True victory is achieved not by dominating the scoreboard, but by lifting others up through camaraderie and using available resources to positively impact the community.