Oct. 16, 2009
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech Volleyball team will host its fourth annual “Dig For The Cure” night on Oct. 24 against Duke at 7 p.m. In the last three years, over $16,000 has been raised by Georgia Tech for breast cancer research.
Parents, fans, businesses and coworkers may pledge amounts for every dig the Yellow Jackets (as a team) record against Duke, or they can make flat donations to the cause. Georgia Tech marketing representatives will have a table set up in the lobby of O’Keefe Gym before both matches next weekend against Wake Forest (Oct. 23) and Duke to collect donations.
The Yellow Jackets will also be holding several raffles throughout the night of the Duke match to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Prizes include two tickets to the Wake Forest football game, a volleyball prize pack, a one night stay at the Regency Suites Hotel on West Peachtree Street, tickets to next month’s matches against Florida State and Miami, an autographed pink jersey and an autographed volleyball. Pink shirts and hats will also be sold throughout the night and fans will receive a free pink shaker when they enter the gym. There will also be a post-match autograph session with the team.
As part of the fundraiser, Georgia Tech will wear pink jerseys designed by Russell Athletic and auction off all jerseys online following the conclusion of the match. Fans may participate in the online auction by visiting auctions.ramblinwreck.com. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, the foundation is an international organization with a network of hundreds of thousands of volunteers working through local affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure® to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and generous donors, the Komen Foundation raises more than $275 million annually for the fight against breast cancer. For more information, call the National Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline at 1.800 I’M AWARE® (1.800.462.9273) or visit www.komen.org.