Wildcat volleyball to host annual Dig Pink match October 19

Replacing the traditional red and black jersey for pink

The North Dakota State College of Science volleyball team will replace the traditional Wildcat red and black for pink on October 19 as the College recognizes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  NDSCS will hold their annual Dig Pink match as they take on Dakota College at Bottineau.  The match will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center in Wahpeton, N.D.

Dig Pink is a national breast cancer awareness rally that is taking place throughout the month of October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Colleges across the country are hosting Dig Pink matches to help educate and raise funds to help the fight against breast cancer.

A number of events will take place throughout the evening:

  • face painting
  • serving contest between games two and three
  • t-shirt and gift card giveaways
  • a cupcake and cookie sale.

Contributions will be taken at the game to raise funds to support breast cancer education programs and research efforts.  These contributions will assist the Side-Out Foundation in its on going mission to raise money and awareness about breast cancer.

The Side-Out Foundation has raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer research nationally through volleyball tournaments, clinics and rallies. Funds are currently devoted to targeted therapies and molecular profiling which is where there is a hot bed of research activity. Their name underscores the purpose of the organization — “Side-Out” in volleyball occurs when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. Likewise in the war against breast cancer, the Side-Out foundation will support health care professionals in their pursuit of practical solutions for women and men with this dreadful disease, thus enabling those affected to regain control of their lives and living them to the fullest.

Make a donation to the NDSCS Dig Pink game: http://www.side-out.org/application/ous/fundraising_page/2918

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