Oct. 19, 2011
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina University volleyball team will participate in the DIG PINK National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally during the month of October. The Chanticleers will host its annual DIG PINK match against the Winthrop Eagles on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, Oct. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. and on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Coastal Carolina volleyball team will hold a baked foods sale on Prince Lawn. Pink items including T-shirts and volleyballs will also be sold during those times. There will be several ways to honor loved ones who have been affected by breat cancer.
Students are also encouraged to pick up money banks from the volleyball offices in Williams-Brice Building, room 105. Those who fill the bank with spare change and dollar bills will receive a pink T-shirt from the volleyball team at the DIG PINK match.
One hundred and fifty shovels will be placed in academic buildings and on the campus grounds. Pink T-shirts will be given to anyone who brings one of the pink shovels to the Oct. 28 match. Participants are allowed only one shovel.
A silent auction will take place during the match against Winthrop. The pink jerseys that the Chanticleers will be wearing will be auctioned off, along with several other items.
Proceeds raised from the events surrounding the DIG PINK match will go to the Side-Out Foundation, which was created in 2004 to have players and coaches work together to further breast cancer awareness (http://www.side-out.org). Also receiving a share of the proceeds will be Caring in Our Lifetime, a local breast cancer organization that raises funds to provide assistance with medical expenses to those affected by breast cancer in Horry and Georgetown counties (http://caringinourlifetime.com).
The Chanticleers ask that fans wear pink to the Oct. 28 match as teams across the country band together in the ongoing fight against breast cancer. The Coastal Carolina volleyball team's mission is to increase awareness of breast cancer throughout the community and raise funds to help eradicate breast cancer.