Shorewomen Volleyball, Centennial Conference Dig For a Cure

Shorewomen Volleyball, Centennial Conference Dig For a Cure

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The Washington College volleyball team is participating in the Centennial Conference's fifth annual "Digging for a Cure" campaign. The Shorewomen's "Digging for a Cure" match will be Friday, October 15th, at home against Gettysburg College at 7:00 p.m.

Prior to its designated "Digging for a Cure" match, the Washington College volleyball team and each of the 10 other teams in the conference,will collect donations and pledges from friends, families, and team supporters for each dig the team recorded in selected match. A dig is a defensive play where a player prevents an opponent's attack from scoring by "digging" the ball before it hits the ground. Pledges and donations will be collected in the first week of November.

Over the last four years, the 11 teams have raised $36,948 in donations and pledges. Last year the money raised ($10,681) was donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a non-profit organization based in Haverford, PA, dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.

For the 2010 campaign, the money raised by each team will go directly to LBBC. The donations will be collected by the end of October and the total amount raised by the 11 schools will be announced at the Centennial Volleyball Championships on November 6-7, 2010. Please contact Washington College head volleyball coach Lacey Lister at llister2@washcoll.edu to make a pledge or donation. Thank you for joining us in the fight against breast cancer!

Total Amount of Money Raised Each Year by our Centennial Athletes:
2006 - $5,331 (Donated to Susan G. Komen Foundation)
2007 - $8,450 (Donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer)
2008 - $12,486 (Donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer)
2009 - 10,681.30 (Donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer)
Total Collected - $36,948.30

For more information, visit the Centennial Conference's Digging For a Cure web site.