Volleyball To Host Dig Pink Friday, Oct. 24

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University volleyball team will host "Dig Pink," at its Oct. 24 home match against Central Connecticut to raise funds for breast cancer research and create awareness of the disease. Working in conjunction with each other, the Bobcats and Blue Devils have set a goal of raising $5,000 for The Side-Out Foundation.

The event will include raffles and prizes, while donations will be accepted. If fans cannot make it to the match or would rather make contributions online, they can visit the "Official Quinnipiac vs. Central Connecticut State Donation Website" link atop this page.

Dig Pink is the breast cancer awareness rally being held all of October 2008. A large statement is going to be made by holding hundreds, potentially thousands, of featured high school and college volleyball matches across the country to help educate and raise funds to eradicate this terrible disease. Proceeds will be distributed among research teams focused on target therapies and molecular profiling as well as "living with cancer" organizations nationwide.

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.