Memphis Volleyball Joins Side-Out Foundation with Dig Pink Game on Sunday
Oct. 13, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
This fall, thousands of teams from around the country will be participating in the Side-Out Foundation's Dig Pink® National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally. The University of Memphis volleyball team will join the cause to promote breast health education in the community as well as raise funds to further research, with its annual "Dig Pink" game on Sun., Oct. 17. The Tigers will host the Rice Owls at 1 p.m. at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.
The Tiger's Dig Pink® event will give spectators the opportunity to get involved by making donations to the cause and by pinking out the events. Admission will be free for all fans wearing pink.
All fans will be given Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons and the first 100 fans will get a pink stress reliever. Pink pom-poms and blue and pink cups will be given away at the U of M marketing table. Memphis Tigers Dig Pink® event t-shirts will also be thrown out throughout the course of the match.
For more information about the event, please contact University of Memphis marketing assistant, Erin Shaw at email@example.com or (901) 678.4324. To donate to the cause, log onto Memphis volleyball's Dig Pink team page at https://www.side-out.org/application/teams/team_page/3066. That link is also located on the sidebar of the volleyball page at www.gotigersgo.com.
The proceeds from all donations will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
The Side-Out Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It has raised millions of dollars for breast cancer research nationally through volleyball tournaments, clinics, and rallies. Funds are currently devoted to cutting edge targeted therapies and molecular profiling. Side-Out also devotes a portion of the funds to local and national cancer support organizations.
Its name underscores the purpose of the organization: a "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.