ONEONTA, N.Y. - The Oneonta State volleyball team will hold its second annual “Dig Pink” extravaganza Saturday, Oct. 29, when the team hosts Sage College, King’s College and Hartwick College in a match beginning at 11 a.m. The event is part of a nationwide effort by college and high school teams to increase awareness about breast health and raise funds for breast cancer research.
Admission to the event is free, and community members are invited to attend and encouraged to wear pink. Special events before, during and after the volleyball match will include recognition of all those who have been affected by cancer, a raffle to win pink merchandise and an intermission serving contest between the second and third set.
Event coordinators will be available to accept donations by check or credit card for the Side-Out Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancer research through volleyball tournaments, clinics and rallies. In volleyball, a “side-out” occurs when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. Likewise, in the war against breast cancer, the Side-Out Foundation seeks to help those affected by the disease to regain control of their lives.
More information about Dig Pink is available from Andrea Korb, assistant volleyball coach, at (607) 436-2145. People who are unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation can do so at https://www.side-out.org/application/ous/fundraising_page/9704.