Side-Out Foundation

Why Work with Us?

 
  • Side-Out is committed to the unification of the sport of volleyball and its alliance with the movement for breast cancer awareness and education.
  • Side-Out’s initiatives involve middle/high school, college, club and professional volleyball players and coaches.
  • Side-Out event initiatives take place all year round:
  • Dig Pink® Breast Cancer Awareness Rallies: Middle/high School and colleges host a volleyball match at their school to promote breast cancer awareness and education.
  • Dig Pink® Tour: Volleyball clubs can commit to community service activities and fundraising during the club season.
  • Tournaments: Tournaments utilize all avenues of volleyball play and competition to include indoor and outdoor events.
  • Camps/Clinics: Coaches can make their camps and clinics Dig Pink® events.  The Side-Out Foundation will also be hosting its own camps and clinics in the near future.
  • Side-Out has a customized suite of Internet-based software that makes team/event fundraising easy.  The Side-Out software can monitor and evaluate each fundraising effort, and also helps in the distribution of funds.
  • Side-Out is not just a charity.  We participate nationally in the breast cancer community, focusing primarily on the following activities and goals:
  • Clinical trials with a focus on translational research.
  • Supporting community breast cancer organizations, bringing together these centers to share ideas with respect to support, treatments and therapies.
  • Holding camps and clinics for volleyball players that not only teach volleyball, but also life skills that aid players during times of adversity.  We also strive to educate them about the importance of “being a coach” to those in need.
  • Assisting the nation’s players and coaches in distributing educational materials to their local communities.
  • Side-Out has a blue-ribbon Board of Directors and Advisors to include NCAA coaches, marketing professionals and Hall of Fame player Sinjin Smith.
  • Side-Out is strongly supported by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
  • Side-Out has a strong relationship with the National Cancer Institute and has an internationally recognized scientific advisory team.
  • The Side-Out Ambassador Program, established in 2011, offers awards and scholarships to those students who show tremendous dedication to the cause. To learn more, visit http://www.side-out.org/ambassador/ or call 877-344-7465.
  • Side-Out offers awards for teams that reach specific fundraising goals to include plaques, player certificates, AVCA and JVA memberships, and Volleyball Magazine subscriptions.
   

Latest Blog Posts

Anne Hughes Memorial Scholarship Winner

On Sunday, April 13th, The Side-Out Foundation and the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHRVA) announced the winner of the Anne Hughes Memorial Scholarship. Sarah Kenneweg, a senior at Poolesville High School in Maryland and a player for Platform Volleyball Club, was awarded the $1,000 grant, to be applied toward her college expenses. Below is Sarah’s […]
April 17, 2014

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

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Anne Hughes Memorial Scholarship Winner

On Sunday, April 13th, The Side-Out Foundation and the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHRVA) announced the winner of the Anne Hughes Memorial Scholarship. Sarah Kenneweg, a senior at Poolesville High School in Maryland and a player for Platform Volleyball Club, was awarded the $1,000 grant, to be applied toward her college expenses. Below is Sarah’s […]
April 17, 2014

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