SRU Good News for Feb. 22, 2010
SRU volleyball team raises $2,539 in 2009 'Dig for the Cure'
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University women's volleyball team raised $2,539 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation through its fourth annual "Dig for the Cure" campaign, bringing its four-year total to $16,471.
"Breast cancer has affected many people in our volleyball community, and the SRU volleyball team continues to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation and its fight against breast cancer," said Erin Street, assistant coach. The foundation is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment and the search for a breast cancer cure.
The team's inaugural fundraiser for the foundation was during the fall 2006 season.
As part of the fundraiser, the team solicits pledges and donations for every dig recorded during a specific match. The team averaged 60 digs per match last season. A dig is when a player makes a last-second dive for the ball and prevents it from hitting the floor.
The team also sold "Dig for the Cure" T-shirts and wristbands.
The "Dig for the Cure" project was founded in 2003 at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte by head volleyball coach Lisa Marston after her mother was diagnosed with the disease.
More than $300,000 has been raised for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which distributes monies to local chapters. The closest Komen Foundation chapter is in Pittsburgh.
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.
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