LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - – The Lock Haven University volleyball team invites the campus and local community to its “Dig Pink” event on Friday, October 30. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The Lady Eagles have teamed up with The Side-Out Foundation to promote breast cancer awareness by participating in the “Dig Pink” National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally during the month of October.
The Lady Eagles host their Dig Pink match on Friday, October 30, during their home contest against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division rival Millersville University.
The match is slated to begin at 6 p.m. in Lock Haven’s Thomas Fieldhouse, and as always, entrance to the match is free.
The Lady Eagles invite attendees to join in the awareness efforts by wearing pink to the match that evening. The Haven will be selling Dig Pink t-shirts and raffling off pink and white volleyballs autographed by the 2009 Lady Eagle squad. Proceeds generated through the Lady Eagles’ Dig Pink event will be donated to The Side-Out Foundation and to the local American Cancer Society.
The Side-Out Foundation, a charitable organization that uses its resources to conduct research, education, and promote awareness of breast cancer, annually coordinates the Dig Pink events across the country. A national 501(c)(3) located in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, the Side-Out Foundation has raised hundreds of 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. Side-Out also devotes a portion of the funds to local and national “Life with Cancer” support organizations.
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 dreaded disease thus enabling those affected to regain control of their lives and living them to the fullest.
To make a donation on behalf of the Lady Eagle volleyball team, access their donation website at the link listed below.