HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College women's volleyball team will host "Dig Pink" night during its match with Erskine College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.
The Dig Pink event will raise funds for the Side-Out Foundation, an organization that raises money to create breast cancer awareness. During the match there will be a raffle for a Side-Out volleyball and opportunities to make donations, with all proceeds going to Side-Out.
"This is such a great event not only for our sport but for the continued efforts to raise breast cancer awareness," said head volleyball coach Todd Caughlin. "We are proud supporters of Side-Out and hope to see a great turnout for this match."
Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the match.
About Side-Out Foundation
The Side-Out Foundation (Side-Out) was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of furthering breast cancer awareness, education and patient services. Side-Out supports teams nationwide in their volleyball tournaments, clinics and other fundraising efforts. The foundation offers practical support for fundraising in addition to educational material for participants in order to help them become effective advocates for breast cancer. We contribute the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients, whether it be in the form of research, medical services or compassionate support.
The term side-out refers to a situation in volleyball when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. It is hoped that this Side-Out will do the same for breast cancer patients, providing them with the support, education and best available treatments to regain control of their lives.
The Side-Out Foundation is a support and advocacy organization dedicated to making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families by supporting clinical trials, increasing compassionate support services and educating communities.
Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.