Volleyball Fights Brain Cancer in Annual Dig Grey Event

Updated: Sep 27, 2020

by Solon Walker and Jaraith Rios


Brain cancer is an ongoing problem that not many speak about. So, in 2017, Minarets alumni Miranda Shockley and Julie Castleman started Dig Grey to help raise awareness of this cause. Dig Grey is now an annual volleyball game hosted by Minarets’ volleyball team, who wear special grey uniforms and auction off items to raise funds for brain cancer research.

The 2019/2020 Varsity Volleyball Team

This year, senior Rylee Mackey took on this event for her Senior Legacy Experience. All funds went to supporting Rylee’s middle school volleyball coach, Kittie Bell, who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. Mackey described, “I picked this as my SLE because it was something I had done in the past, and when I found out that my old coach was diagnosed with brain cancer, I knew that this would be a good way to help her.”


The team all wore grey uniforms rather than their usual purple, showing their support for the fight against brain cancer. The stands were packed with both students, staff, parents, and community members as everyone came out to support the cause.


There are multiple events throughout the sports season that show our Mustang support towards various causes, including the Pink Out Football and Dig Pink for Volleyball.


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