One Serve at a Time, Pink Volleyball Games Fight Breast Cancer


St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s Siena Gym was a sea of fans wearing pink of many shades when the “Paint The Pitt” Pink Volleyball Games marked its ninth year. Taking to the courts were 8th grade, Junior Varsity, and Varsity teams from Dominican and Mount Carmel Academy that played to a packed crowd.


During opening ceremonies, breast cancer survivor Mrs. Rere Avegno, grandmother of Dominican senior Payton Nunez, led the prayer. Team members from the two schools presented family members with pink roses.


Earlier in the day, Café du Monde was on Dominican’s campus and donated 100 percent of their sales of beignets and coffee toward game proceeds. Game day fare included Plum Street Snoballs, Parade of Prizes, raffle, bake sale, and the Dominican Dad’s Club concessions. Those proceeds, plus revenue from the tickets and t-shirts sales, totaled $13,446.66 to support the Tulane Cancer Center Patient Relief Fund. The fund provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients and their families.