Northview, Flomaton Meet In Dig Pink Breast Cancer Event; Honor Survivors Including Coach

September 29, 2010

Breast cancer awareness was the real winner Tuesday in Bratt as the Northview Chiefs hosted the Flomaton Hurricanes in Dig Pink high school volleyball.

And for one coach, the night was more than meaningful.

Northview Assistant Coach Barbara Luker is a breast cancer survivor. Diagnosed in 2001, Luker has beaten he disease. In 2010, she was among the organizers of Tuesday’s Dig Pink event.

“It means a lot to see them out here playing for the cause,” Luker said the dozens of girls that took part in Dig Pink. “But it means so much more to know they have learned a lot this week about breast cancer and how to get checked.”

In fact, Luker said, some of the girls learned this week that breast cancer has already stricken some of their classmates.

“It’s a much more common thing than most people realize,” she said. “I’m so glad they have had the opportunity to learn about it.”

For a photo gallery from Dig Pink, click here.

For complete scores and stats, click here.

In the Dig Pink event at the varsity level, Flomaton defeated Northview in three consecutive games, 26-24, 27-25, 25-19.

The Lady Hurricanes were led by Jasmine Stackhouse with seven kills; Tara Gafford with eight blocks and Christina Gohagan with four aces and 22 assists.

Shawna Montgomery paced the Lady Chiefs with seven kills, four aces, three digs and half dozen blocks. Ashley Digmon had four assists and two digs for Northview, while Sarah Killam added one dig and a block.

Northview’s Dig Pink was sponsored by Atmore Florist, Winn Dixie, Hendrix Tractor Company, Jim Johnson Ford, Squeegee Graphix, Pizza Hut and

For a photo gallery from Dig Pink, click here.

Pictured top: Northview High School Assistant volleyball coach Barbara Luker, a breast cancer survivor, was was on the organizers for Tuesday’s Dig Pink breast cancer awareness matches at Northview. Pictured below: The Northview Lady Chiefs. Pictured inset: Volleyball action from Tuesday. photos, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Northview, Flomaton Meet In Dig Pink Breast Cancer Event; Honor Survivors Including Coach”

  1. Julie on October 12th, 2010 1:58 pm

    Congratulations, Northview and Flomaton, on a successfull Dig PinkĀ® event!!!
    The photos are wonderful. You should be so proud of the contribution you’re making to breast cancer patients and their families.

    A special congratulations to Assistant Coach Barbara Luker…it sounds like your personal story of breast cancer inspired the teams to learn more and to reach out to their communities.

    Cheers to good health and volleyball! :)
    Julie Matthews
    Special Projects Coordinator
    The Side-Out Foundation

  2. Laura Cook on September 30th, 2010 9:23 pm

    I congratulate the young folks for doing this. I hope this fund goes to some of the victims that I’m sure needs it. I support the new fund that is helping cancer victims with their transportation and doctor bills that insurance doesn’t cover or the people who have no insurance. There is a movement set up like this and this may be part of it. I think there is a fund set up at one of the banks in Atmore.
    I heard about recently. I support this wholeheartedly. Thank all of you for your effort!

  3. A Royal A/C Man on September 30th, 2010 9:15 pm

    Congratulations (player #1) and team , i guess

  4. A Fan on September 30th, 2010 10:19 am

    I would like to congradulate the Northview Jr. Varsity. They won both of their games against Flomaton during the Big Pink event.