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Cougar volleyball joins with Dig Pink event

Posted by Judy Riley on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008

Event Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 1:00 pm
Location: P.E. Center gymnasium

Cougar volleyball coaches at the University of Minnesota, Morris will join with other Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) volleyball coaches to take part in the National Dig Pink Event on October 18 and 25. The Cougar volleyball team will host Bethany Lutheran College on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the UMM P.E. Center. The match begins at 1 p.m.

In addition to the volleyball match, the Cougars have several different events planned:

All fans are encouraged to wear something pink for the match. There will be a serving contest between the second and third sets. Fans are eligible to participate if they are sporting pink.

Prizes will be thrown out by the players during the announcing of the starting lineups. Breast cancer awareness pins will be sold during the match for $1 with ALL proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

Pink cookies and cupcakes will be sold to help raise money.

Admission to the match is free, but donations to Breast Cancer are welcome. In addition, the Cougars will recognize several local breast cancer survivors before the match.

Visit this special secure Cougar Web site to make a donation if you cannot attend the October 25 event.

Check for more information about participating UMAC teams by viewing the conference release UMAC Dig Pink.

The Side-Out Foundation, a charitable organization that uses its resources to conduct research, educate and promote awareness for breast cancer, organizes an annual Dig Pink Event in which high school and collegiate volleyball programs are asked to designate a specific match in October as the Dig Pink Event match. As of early September, over 300 collegiate volleyball teams have committed to taking part in the Dig Pink Event, held in October—National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Minimal fundraising for the event is encouraged, however the primary goal is to boost awareness and promote breast cancer education while also exhibiting institutional willingness to participate in a community service type activity.