HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker women’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams will both participate in breast cancer awareness games this month.
The women’s soccer team will host the third consecutive “Kick for Ta-ta’s” when they take on Carson-Newman College at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 19), while the women’s volleyball team will host its “Dig Pink” game against Queens University of Charlotte at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25.
“As a program, this has become a game we look forward to playing,” said head women’s soccer coach Dan Muns. “The awareness and money we have raised for breast cancer over the last two years hosting this game has been very fulfilling.”
The soccer team will wear pink shirts during warm-ups and pink socks during the game in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The volleyball team will hold a bake sale during its game. Assorted treats will be sold as well as pink paper ribbons that will be displayed on a Wall of Honor. Donations can be made prior to and during both games, with all the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.
“This will be my first time having a team participate in such a game,” said head women’s volleyball coach Allison Stack. “I am excited that our program has the opportunity to play a game that raises awareness for such a great cause and have the proceeds go to a wonderful foundation like Susan G. Komen for the Cure.”
In addition to the activities associated with both games, the Coker Student Government Association will have special edition pink breast cancer awareness CobraFANatics shirts available for purchase at each event. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to both games to show their support for breast cancer awareness.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Since 1982, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. We are proud of our contribution to some real victories including: more early detection and effective treatment; more hope; more research; and more survivors – Currently, there are about 3 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S.