DePaul Volleyball Hosts Dig Pink
CHICAGO - During the entire month of October, hundreds of high schools and universities from across the country have been teaming up with The Side-Out Foundation to host "Dig Pink," a volleyball match to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. DePaul Athletics will be teaming up with the DePaul Chapter of Colleges Against Cancer to host a Dig Pink match at McGrath Arena on Fri., Oct. 23. At 7 p.m. the Blue Demons square off with BIG EAST Conference rival Notre Dame.
All fans are encouraged to wear pink to show support for breast cancer research, or can purchase a pink DePaul t-shirt at the match, while supplies last, for a $10 dollar donation. In addition, raffle tickets will be on sale for five dollars, or five for $20. Prizes include pink volleyballs, jerseys, t-shirts, and other DePaul gear. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
DePaul joins more than 850 high schools and universities in 2009 that are participating in the annual event, and collectively have already raised nearly $200,000.
The Side-Out Foundation (Side-Out) was established in 2004 by a group of individuals drawn together by their love of volleyball, but who also share a similar passion to be a part of the war against breast cancer. Side-Out's mission is to raise money for the war against breast cancer through the recreational activity of volleyball.
The Blue Demons, who will be sporting pink jerseys, are led by senior outside hitter Sarah Cullen, who has accumulated 246 kills this season. Her 3.15 kills-per-game (kpg) ranks 11th in the BIG EAST, while she also leads the team with 237 digs. Also driving the offensive attack for the Blue Demons are freshman Chandler Carney and sophomore Lauren Blasi, who have combined for 284 put aways.
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Cancer patients and survivors are invited to be DePaul's guest and will be recognized between the second and third games. Click here to register for your tickets. If you'd like to share your story, you can do so here.
For ticket information call (773) 325-SLAM or order online here.