October 9, 2009

Spartans "Dig Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

YORK, PA – The York College volleyball team is doing their part this season in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Spartans, who have joined with the Side-Out Foundation’s “Dig Pink” campaign, will be raising funds throughout the month and will culminate their efforts on Wednesday, October 28, with a special pink match against Hood.

“We are thrilled to be connected to the ‘Dig Pink’ campaign again this year,” Spartan head coach Sue DuMars said. “The opportunity to do our part to support breast cancer awareness is both an exciting and humbling experience.”

This season, over 750 squads consisting of both college and high school teams have joined the fund raising effort. The “Dig Pink” rally has set a goal this year of raising $700,000 for the fight against breast cancer.

“This is a tremendous goal, but one that is well worth the effort,” DuMars said. “We definitely want to do our part in reaching that mark.”

During last year’s campaign, the Spartans raised $2,000 in donations for breast cancer research – a mark which the York squad is striving to pass this season. Their efforts will culminate at their final regular season home match of the year as the Green and White will take on Capital Athletic Conference foe Hood College on Wednesday, October 28, at 7:00 pm at York’s Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center. The Spartans will don pink warm up jerseys as well as offer t-shirts for sale and distribute giveaways in an effort to promote breast cancer awareness.

If you would like more information or to donate to the “Dig Pink” campaign on the Spartans’ behalf please visit: https://www.side-out.org/application/teams/team_page/1617

Dig Pink Homepage

Side-Out Foundation Homepage

Breast Cancer Facts - courtesy of the Side-Out Foundation

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