September 18, 2013

Volleyball to Host “Dig for Pink” Night Sept. 27

St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 18, 2013 – The Washington University in St. Louis volleyball team will host its annual "Dig for Pink" night during its 7:15 p.m. match against University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Friday, Sept. 27. Prior to Dig for Pink night, the Bears will hold a benefit night at Chill Frozen Yogurt Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Clayton.

The frozen yogurt benefit will run from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday at Chill, which is located at 7610 Wydown Blvd. in Clayton, Mo. Customers need to say they are at Chill for the Dig for Pink event when purchasing their frozen yogurt, and Chill will donate 20 percent of the sales to Dig for Pink.

The Bears will also be raising money during the Dig for Pink match against Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Washington University seat cushions and special Dig for Pink T-shirts will be sold. There will also be several raffle items, including two pink game balls, gift baskets from Vineyard Vines, and a Pupu Kine shirt, which is a clothing brand started by senior Andrew Skalman of the Washington U. football team.

All proceeds from the benefit night at Chill, as well as the the Dig for Pink night will be donated to Washington University's Siteman Cancer Center to help fund its program that provides free mammograms for underprivileged women. Everyone attending the match is encouraged to wear pink.

The team will also take time during the match against Wisconsin-Eau Claire to honor all breast cancer survivors and those currently battling breast cancer in attendance. For more information about the Dig for Pink night or to RSVP as a breast cancer patient or survivor, contact junior Lindsay Juriga by emailing lindsayjuriga@gmail.com.

The Washington University volleyball team is currently 9-3 overall and ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division III. The Dig for Pink match against Wisconsin-Eau Claire is one of three home matches the Bears will play as part of the WU Invitational Sept. 27-28. Admission to all Washington University volleyball matches is free.