The Tusculum College volleyball team raised over $1,500 in donations and pledges for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, announced College officials.
Last Saturday, the Pioneers hosted its second “Dig For the Cure” Day as Tusculum faced Brevard College. Tusculum was one of 42 colleges and universities in country that have dedicated a home match this season to raise money for breast cancer research.
Both teams collected pledges from sponsors per dig earned by their team in the match. Flat donations were also collected by sponsors and at the door. Players, coaches and game personnel wore the color pink, in recognition of October, which has been designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A list of names of players’ family members and friends who have passed away due to breast cancer, was displayed above the doorway entering Pioneer Arena.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, the Foundation is an international organization with a network of more than 75,000 volunteers working through local affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure® to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and generous donors, the Komen Foundation has raised more than $740 million for the fight against breast cancer.
For more information, visit www.komen.org or call the National Toll-Free Breast Care Hotline at 1-800 I’M AWARE® (1-800-462-9273).
Tusculum (19-7, 7-1 in South Atlantic Conference) returns to action Friday night as the Pioneers host conference front-runner Wingate University. Tusculum has won 11 straight matches and is in second place in the SAC. Wingate was the last team to defeat Tusculum, a 3-2 decision last month at WU’s Cuddy Arena. Friday’s match begins at 7 p.m.