Lightning to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness
WILMINGTON, Del. – When the Goldey-Beacom College volleyball team hosts Chestnut Hill on Thursday, Oct. 11, the Lightning will not only be trying to win the match, but they will be looking to do something just as important – raise money for breast cancer.
The “Dig Pink” fundraiser is a breast cancer awareness rally sponsored by the Side-Out Foundation and is held by volleyball programs across the country during the month of October. It is designed to raise awareness and generate funds, which will be used for research in trying to cure the disease.
“We are really excited to be working to raise money for such a worthwhile cause,” Goldey-Beacom Coach Ben Lee said. “Working with Dig Pink and the Side-Out Foundation is a great opportunity to get involved and make a difference.
“I know how difficult the battle can be having watched someone close to me fight breast cancer head on,” Lee added. “Breast cancer has touched so many lives and we are proud to have this opportunity to help those who are suffering from the disease and their families. I urge everyone to do their best to help us in this cause.”
The teams will be wearing special t-shirts during warm-ups prior to the start of the match and the Lightning players will be wearing pink shoelaces during the match. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for fans to purchase at the match.
In addition, fans will be able to buy a ticket which will allow them to participate in a serving contest between the second and third sets. Proceeds from the serving contest tickets will be donated to the Side-Out Foundation.
As part of the event, the Lightning volleyball team will be trying to reach a goal of raising $500 towards the cause. Individuals who are interested in donating to the cause may do so by visiting the following web page: https://www.side-out.org/cb/ous/fundraising_page/2822.