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UW-L volleyball team hosts 'Dig for the Cure'

Posted 7:54 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2009

UW-L's volleyball team will join other Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) women's volleyball teams to support Breast Cancer Awareness. UW-L challenges UW-Oshkosh at the “Dig for the Cure” event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Mitchell Hall. DigForTheCure"This promotion is another example of the emphasis that the WIAC and its member institutions place on the involvement of student-athletes in activities that benefit worthwhile causes," says UW-L Women's Volleyball Coach Sheila Perkins. "The UW-L volleyball team is very excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Komen Foundation to increase awareness of breast cancer and raise funds that we hope will lead to a cure of this disease." Wear pink and make a contribution at the door through a direct donation or by purchasing a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes. Prizes include volleyballs and sweatshirts donated by UW-L Volleyball Camps. A traditional post-match serving contest will give all fans a chance to win a pink "Dig for the Cure" T-shirt. All cancer survivors will be admitted free of charge and will be honored during the match. Fans may also choose to honor loved ones touched by cancer on the "Awareness Wall." The “Dig for the Cure” promotion during the 2009 season is in cooperation with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. If you are unable to attend and would like to donate to the cause, contact Sheila Perkins at perkins.shei@uwlax.edu.

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