Triton College volleyball team hosts breast cancer fundraiser
For the third straight year, the Triton College volleyball team will do its part in the fight against breast cancer during its Tri-Match against Morton College and Milwaukee Area Technical College at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Robert M. Collins Center Gymnasium.
The Lady Trojans are one of thousands of teams participating in the Dig Pink® National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally to promote breast cancer health education as well as raise funds to help eradicate this disease. All proceeds raised will benefit The Side-Out Foundation, a national 501(c) (3) non-profit organization which supports health care professionals in their pursuit of practical solutions for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer.
Last year's event garnered $1,547 for The Side-Out Foundation. The team's fundraising efforts were the fourth highest dollar amount among any Illinois college or university that held an event supporting the foundation.
Individuals who donate to the cause at the match can participate in a raffle with prizes donated by area businesses. More prizes can be won by playing a serving target game between the second and third sets of each match.
"I am pleased with the number of sponsors that helped us out this year," said Triton head volleyball coach Sarah Supol. "It is awesome that companies want to contribute to such a great cause. Breast cancer has affected many of us and our loved ones. The team is looking forward to a great day."
Before the match begins, there will be a moment of silence to recognize those who have lost their lives or are currently fighting breast cancer. The Lady Trojans also encourage any breast cancer survivors to attend the event.
Admission to the Tri-Match is $5. Those wearing pink can enjoy a discount of $3 for admission!
For more information on participating in the ceremonies or to be a donor, contact Triton volleyball head coach Sarah Supol at firstname.lastname@example.org.