Volleyball team raises funds for breast cancer awareness

There was plenty of pink to go around in the Robert M. Collins Center Gymnasium on Oct. 5, as the Triton College volleyball team raised $1,555 toward breast cancer awareness.

Triton was one of several schools throughout Illinois that participated in the Dig Pink® National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally. This was the third consecutive year the Lady Trojans took part in the event which raises funds for 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 rally garnered $1,547 for The Side-Out Foundation, making Triton the fourth highest dollar amount among any Illinois college or university that held an event supporting the foundation. The Lady Trojans in three seasons have raised more than $4,000.

During the Dig Pink Rally versus Milwaukee Tech and Morton College game in October, Triton raised $1,263 through admission sales, selling pink t-shirts and raffling prizes. The most popular event of the day was the serving target game between the second and third set of each match. For a small donation, spectators could serve at targets for various prizes, including gift cards to area restaurants and businesses.

The Lady Trojans raffled more prizes during their final three home games of the regular season, along with selling approximately 120 T-shirts to help achieve their fundraising goal.

"I was pleased with how well the event went," said Triton head coach Sarah Supol. "I would like to thank all the businesses who donated items and those who came out to support our team's efforts. My goal for next year is to raise $1,800 and to have more people attend the event."

For more information on Triton College Athletics, visit www.triton.edu/athletics or call Athletic Director Harry McGinnis at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3784.