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Canterbury Raises Over $3,400 at 10th Annual Pink Out

Kelly Slonaker

On Friday, October 11, Pigott Arena was packed to the gills with students, faculty, family, alumni and friends—all clad in pink—to support the Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team against Westover School, CT. The annual Pink Out Varsity Volleyball match is hosted to raise money and awareness surrounding breast cancer research. It is traditionally one of the biggest and most well-attended events on campus, and this year’s 10th anniversary fundraiser was no exception. To commemorate the event, the School hosted a reception for alumni after the match, where past players enjoyed reminiscing about their own Pink Out matches and cherished time spent catching up with Coach EJ Soifersmith. Tanner Tardie ’15 attended the Pink Out and shared her excitement for being back on the hilltop, “I’m so happy I was able to come back for the 10th Annual Pink Out game! It’s so amazing to see Coach EJ teach these girls the way she taught me. She is truly the most amazing coach! I am really looking forward to coming back for Alumni Weekend in the summer and seeing all of my old classmates!”

Both teams were also entirely decked out in pink gear—including Canterbury’s Varsity Volleyball Team Manager James Foster, who wore an all pink three-piece suit for the occasion. Canterbury’s team was led by captains Molly Clancy ’20, Megan LeBlanc ’20, and Gillian Marma ’20, and Molly Clancy ’20 won the MVP Herrington Award, as voted by her teammates.

Coach EJ was animated throughout the match and shared her appreciation for the community's support, saying, "The fans were awesome, the energy in Pigott was amazing, and our team played incredibly well. We had one of our best sets, and we could feel the support from our community radiating through the Arena."

The evening’s bake sale and entrance donations raised over $3,400 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure in support of breast cancer research—more than twice what was raised at last year’s event.