Quick recap of the Pink Out game


Photo Lleyton Beinhaker

The “survivor’s tunnel” at Pink Out.

Lleyton Beinhaker and Giulia Giannetta

In case you missed it, on Oct. 11th, WHS’s gym and entrance way were decked out in vibrant pinks, the color for breast cancer awareness.  

Pink Out was a hard hitting volleyball game this year as WHS competed against Bridgewater-Raritan. The night was stretched into three different games, Freshman, JV and Varsity. Freshman began with a bang, winning 25-7 the first set and 25-10 the second. JV, knowing they had to live up to that, crushed Bridgewater 25-9 and 25-13. Varsity finished the night with an impressive victory over the Panthers 25-14 in the first set and 25-9 in the second. 

Westfield High School math teacher Martin Maruschack said, “Ms. Torok always runs a great event every year as it always raises so much money for helping find a cure.” 

The event continued with the raffling off of many great items from expensive gift baskets to ACT lessons. Since the entrance fee had been eliminated this year, the raffles and selling of baked goods and drinks helps ensure there was money to donate. At the end of the night, the raffles and bids were closed and winners were selected. 

WHS varsity player, Julia Becker, said, “We’re able to play a sport that we all really love and also raise awareness for a cause that’s really important and needs more attention.”

Pink Out came to a close with what they call the survivor’s tunnel. Both teams link arms in a tunnel-like stance as survivors and current fighters of breast cancer get their chance to run through the arms and receive a medal and flowers. 

If you missed it this year, make sure to come out next year to help raise money and awareness for Breast cancer through WHS’s Pink Out game.