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December 12, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

Rock volleyball raises $3,146 for PA Breast Cancer Coalition

The eighth annual "Dig for the Cure" event sponsored by the Slippery Rock University women's volleyball team raised $3,146 for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, according to Erin Street, assistant coach and event coordinator.

SRU-based Dig for the Cure events have generated a total of $24,074 in the last eight years.

The Oct. 13 Dig for the Cure event was part of The Rock's home volleyball match against Seton Hill University. Donations to the cancer coalition were generated through SRU's adult volleyball tournament, T-shirt sales and proceeds from pledges taken per dig in that match.

"We are extremely happy to be able to donate this money to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition," Street said. "We sincerely thank all of our student-athletes, members of their families, our alumni and fans and everyone that helped with this event."

This year, Slippery Rock added a second element to the annual Dig for the Cure event, with the introduction of an adult volleyball tournament.

"We are so thankful for everyone that came to participate in the tournament, which was the idea of Suzanne Seitz, one of our outstanding alums," Street said. "We had a lot of Slippery Rock alumni from all over the country that came back to participate, and we raised more than $1,600 in entry fees alone from that event."

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.