Marquette Volleyball Announces 2012 Promotions

Marquette will host its Dig Pink match on Sunday, Oct. 21 against Louisville.

Aug. 14, 2012

Promotional Schedule

MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s volleyball team will host four post-match clinics and its annual Dig Pink match in support of breast cancer research as part of its 2012 promotional schedule.

The Golden Eagles will open the season on Friday, Aug. 24, against Bowling Green in the Marquette Challenge at 7 p.m. and any ticket purchased for that match can be used for admission to Sunday’s contest against Northwestern at 2 p.m. The season opener will celebrate Marquette’s 2011 NCAA Championship appearance, its first in program history, in a brief pre-match ceremony.

The Northwestern match will also feature a Kick-off Party, with kids’ activities and free pizza for the first 200 students.

After spending Labor Day weekend in Cincinnati, Marquette returns on Friday, Sept. 7 to host the Ambassador Hotel Golden Eagle Classic. Free food will be provided to the first 200 students as MU takes on Michigan Friday evening in its second match of the day. The Saturday, Sept. 8 contest versus Wake Forest is Dollar Day, featuring $1 soda, hot dogs and popcorn.

A match against Northern Iowa on Sunday, Sept. 9 will close out the Golden Eagle Classic as MU hosts its first post-match clinic of the year, while also hosting its first camper reunion and team day.

Clinics are open to children in the eighth grade and younger for just $10 and include match admission, a Marquette volleyball t-shirt, team autographs and a snack. Post-match clinics are scheduled to take place Sept. 9 and 22 as well as Oct. 7 and 21. MU will host additional team days on Sept. 15 and Oct. 21.

The following week Milwaukee comes across town for the finale of the Marquette Invitational on Sept. 15 and all fans are encouraged to wear blue for “Bust out your Blue” night when MU takes on the Panthers at 7 p.m.



After opening the BIG EAST Conference schedule against Syracuse on Saturday, Sept. 22, the Golden Eagles will hold their annual Dig Pink night in support of the Side-Out Foundation on its fight against breast cancer on Sunday, Oct. 21 against Louisville.

 Fans can pledge their support to the Side-Out Foundation on a per dig basis or by donating a set amount. Pink t-shirts will be available for purchase at the beginning of October for just $10 at any Marquette volleyball match or on

Alumni Weekend will take place Nov. 2 and 4 with matches against Connecticut and St. John’s. Student Fanatic t-shirts will also be distributed during the Nov. 2 match against UConn.

The Golden Eagles conclude the regular season portion of their BIG EAST schedule on Sunday, Nov. 11 against Notre Dame and will honor seniors Danielle Carlson, Carol Henney, Kelsey Mattai and Holly Mertens in a pre-match ceremony.

In addition to individual game promotions, season long promotions include “Eagle of the Day” and group experiences, featuring youth scrimmages and tours of the Al McGuire Center.

For more information, questions or to set up a group experience please contact marketing assistant Vanessa Farinelli at (414) 288-0288 or by email.

Clinics (Sept. 9 and 22, Oct. 7 and 21)
Kids in the eighth grade and younger have the chance to be coached by the MU players and staff. $10 includes both match and clinic admission, Marquette volleyball t-shirt, team autographs and snack. 

Team Days (Sept. 9 and 15, Oct. 21)
Local volleyball teams can pre-register for FREE admission by contacting Vanessa Farinelli at (414) 288-0288 or email. Teams in attendance will have an opportunity to make signs to support the team and special in-game activities will be geared toward youth participants. 

Eagle of the Day
One lucky fan will have the chance to become an honorary Golden Eagle and join the team on the bench for the match. In addition, the Eagle of the Day will receive a private tour of the Al McGuire Center, an autographed mini volleyball, a Marquette volleyball t-shirt, and introduction to the team. Sign up at the marketing table in the southwest corner of the Al McGuire Center concourse.

(Tickets must be purchased prior to gameday to be eligible.
Experiences must be arranged at least 48 hours prior to gameday.

Youth Scrimmage
Play a volleyball scrimmage with your team on the Al McGuire court
in front of the hometown fans during a game's match break
(between second and third set).

Available only at select games for children in grades 3 - 8.
Minimum of 25 ticket purchase.

Tour of the Al McGuire Center
Prior to a home match, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the
Al by a member of the MU coaching staff.
Minimum of 25 ticket purchase.

Group Photo on the Al McGuire Court
Take a group photo on the Al McGuire SportCourt after a match.
Minimum of 15 ticket purchase. 


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