Volleyball to dig for the cure

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Volleyball to dig for the cure

Freshman Meredith Bard goes for the kill.

Freshman Meredith Bard goes for the kill.

Freshman Meredith Bard goes for the kill.

Freshman Meredith Bard goes for the kill.

Megan Ganey

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The St. Edward’s University volleyball team is hoping to raise the intensity and a lot of money at their game on Friday, Oct. 2, all while wearing pink.

The Hilltopper volleyball team will be collaborating with Dig Pink, a Breast Cancer Awareness Rally, to collect donations before and throughout its game.

“We all decided this was something we were passionate about raising money for and went with it,” junior Pam Osborn said. “Many other teams in our conference are doing it as well, and I think with all these people getting involved it will really make a difference.”

The Hilltoppers are among 575 high school and college teams participating in the fundraiser throughout October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The money raised will go toward research, clinical trials and helping to improve the quality of life of breast cancer patients, Osborn said.

As of Sept. 28, St. Edward’s is already over 65 percent of their way toward their goal of raising $1,000. Osborn is encouraging people to donate because it is a cause that will help a large community.

“I’ve had family members who have fought breast cancer and some that have lost the battle, but I think most everyone knows someone who is affected by it,” Osborn said.

To show support at the game the team will warm up in pink shirts. The fans are encouraged to wear pink as well.

“It would be really cool if we had a sea of pink in the stands that night,” Osborn said.At their Dig Pink night, the Hilltoppers will take on Texas A&M University-Kingsville at 7 p.m. on Friday.

This season, the Hilltoppers (11-5, 4-0) are currently unbeaten in conference play, winning their four conference games against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 3-2, Dallas Baptist University, 3-0, Newman University, 3-2, and Panhandle State University, 3-0.

To make a donation to the Dig Pink cause or to find out more information, visit http://www.side-out.org/application/teams/team_page/1644.