Northport & Whitman Girls Volleyball Teams Digs For Danielle

The Northport girls volleyball team hosted a fundraising game against Walt Whitman High School on Sept. 28,2018. The game was held to raise funds and awareness to support Danielle DeSimone, a Northport High School Alumnae who is currently battling leukemia. She has volunteered her time helping out the team with open gyms, practices and tryouts since she graduated in 2016. 

During the game, the entire team wore orange t-shirts, the color for leukemia awareness, that read “Digs for Danielle.” An overwhelming amount of the Northport community attended the fundraiser and helped raise more than $8,000 for Danielle.  

“Whenever any sort of adversity strikes, the entire Northport community comes out in full force,” said head volleyball coach Chris Fritch. “And because of their incredible support, we can keep rallying behind Danielle as she continues her battle.”

Photo caption: Northport High School’s girls volleyball team hosted a “Digs for Danielle” fundraising game on Sept. 28, raising over $8,000 for Danielle DeSimone, a NHS student who is battling leukemia.

Photo courtesy of the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District  

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