Dig Pink Match Set For Oct. 11 Vs. Wyoming

Oct. 4, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV volleyball program and thousands of teams from around the country will be participating in The Side-Out Foundation's Dig Pink® National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally this season. The Rebels will do their part on Thursday, Oct. 11 when they host the Wyoming Cowgirls in the Cox Pavilion at 7:00 pm.

Dig Pink® events give spectators the opportunity to become involved in making donations to the cause and by pinking out the events (i.e. donning pink to show their support). Admission will be $2.00 for all fans.

The Rebels will collect donations before they celebrate the event next Thursday evening when they will don pink warm-ups before changing into pink jerseys for the match.

Throughout the country high school and college teams will promote breast health education in the community as well as raise funds to further research.

The Side-Out Foundation (Side-Out) was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of furthering breast cancer awareness, education and patient services. Side-Out supports teams nationwide in their volleyball tournaments, clinics and other fundraising efforts. The foundation offers practical support for fundraising in addition to educational material for participants in order to help them become effective advocates for breast cancer. We contribute the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients, whether it be in the form of research, medical services or compassionate support.

The term side-out refers to a situation in volleyball when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. It is hoped that this Side-Out will do the same for breast cancer patients, providing them with the support, education and best available treatments to regain control of their lives.