Marquette Volleyball Raises over $5,000 for Dig Pink
Oct. 31, 2012
MILWAUKEE –The Marquette University women's volleyball team is proud to announce that it has met, and exceeded, its goal of raising $5,000 through its partnership with the Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink initiative, supporting the fight against breast cancer.
Through t-shirt sales, in-game promotions, online pledges and donations on a per-dig basis in the Golden Eagles' Dig Pink match vs. Louisville (Oct. 21), Marquette raised a total amount of $5,155.
By exceeding the set goal, head coach Bond Shymansky will make good on his promise and don a pair of the student section's `Marquette Maniacs' blue and gold overalls as he coaches MU against UConn on Friday, Nov. 2.
All proceeds that were gathered throughout the month of October, which is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, went to benefit the Side-Out Foundation's mission.
The foundation awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing compassionate support to breast cancer patients and their families.
This year, the Side-Out Foundation has set a fundraising goal of $1,500,000 to help find a cure for the disease that has affected so many lives.