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DePaul Volleyball Hosts Post-Match Clinic Following Marquette Match
The Blue Demons pose with some of the campers after Sunday's match with Marquette

The Blue Demons pose with some of the campers after Sunday's match with Marquette

Oct. 1, 2012

CHICAGO - The DePaul women's volleyball team hosted a benefit volleyball clinic with local area youth on Sunday, September 30 following its most recent match against Marquette.

The instruction centered on volleyball fundamentals and was supervised by DePaul student-athletes and coaches.

"Having 43 kids in the building was just really exciting - for us to have the opportunity to teach and coach them," said head coach Nadia Edwards. "I think our girls had a lot of fun interacting with them and teaching them new skills. It's definitely a positive thing for us as well."

Sign-ups are still available for next Sunday's clinic (October 7) to follow the Blue Demons' BIG EAST tilt against Connecticut. The match will begin at 2 p.m. with the instruction following immediately after. Please contact assistant coach Marie Zidek at mzidek@depaul.edu to enroll in the program.

About Side-Out Foundation:
The Side-Out Foundation (Side-Out) was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of furthering breast cancer awareness, education and patient services. Side-Out supports teams nationwide in their volleyball tournaments, clinics and other fundraising efforts. The foundation offers practical support for fundraising in addition to educational material for participants in order to help them become effective advocates for breast cancer. We contribute the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients, whether it be in the form of research, medical services or compassionate support.

The term side-out refers to a situation in volleyball when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. It is hoped that this Side-Out will do the same for breast cancer patients, providing them with the support, education and best available treatments to regain control of their lives.