Side-Out Foundation

About Us


The Side-Out Foundation (Side-Out) was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of furthering breast cancer awareness, education and patient services. Side-Out supports teams nationwide in their volleyball tournaments, clinics and other fundraising efforts. We contribute the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients, whether it be in the form of research, medical services or patient support.

The term side-out refers to a situation in volleyball when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. It is hoped that this Side-Out will do the same for breast cancer patients, providing them with the support, education and best available treatments to regain control of their lives.

Our Mission

The Side-Out Foundation is a support and advocacy organization dedicated to making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families by supporting clinical trials, increasing patient support services and educating communities.


Latest Blog Posts

Fun at the Capitol Hill Classic!

by Tori Price Side-Out Intern February 25, 2014 — Hoping everyone enjoyed their President’s Day weekend! I know the staff at The Side-Out Foundation loved interacting with all the teams while promoting participation with Side-Out last weekend in DC. A big thank you to all of the teams who have already begun working hard to […]
February 25, 2014

Honoring My Grandmother’s Memory

by Samantha Schwear Joel Barlow High School, Redding, CT Fall 2013 We sat on her bed with pained smiles. As my grandmother fought her mounting exhaustion, my cousin and I fought to keep her awake. We discussed family recipes, we reminisced about games of hide and seek in her shop, and we promised to keep […]
January 23, 2014

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2013 SOAP Winners!

Congratulations to the 2013 Side-Out Ambassador Program winners! These young women from across the country demonstrated leadership skills, a commitment to education and a strong desire to make an impact in their communities. We are honored to present these students with scholarships, recognition for their community service and the Side-Out/AVCA National Dig Pink® Awards. Scholarship […]
December 20, 2013

Anne Hughes Memorial Scholarship

December 13, 2013 — The Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHRVA) awarded a $1,000 grant to The Side-Out Foundation, to be applied toward the Side-Out Ambassador Program (SOAP) scholarship awards. The grant will specifically benefit a player involved with Dig Pink® who is also a volleyball athlete in the Chesapeake region. The funds are donated in […]
December 13, 2013