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Penn State Brandywine hosts annual Dig Pink fundraiser, Sept. 29

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9/18/2012 —

The Penn State Brandywine women's volleyball team will again join the fight against breast cancer at its second annual Dig Pink with Brandywine event to raise funds for The Side-Out Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Commons Building gymnasium. The tournament, which is free and open to the public, will include a quad match, which is two courts running games at 2 to 4 p.m.

The Side-Out Foundation is a support and advocacy organization dedicated to making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families by supporting clinical trials, increasing compassionate support services and educating communities. 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 event will do the same for breast cancer patients, providing them with the support, education and best-available treatments to regain control of their lives.

“The Brandywine volleyball team hopes to double last year's total amount raised ($1,000) and reach $2,000 in 2012,” said Sports Information Coordinator and women’s volleyball Head Coach Melissa Algeo. “All donations are greatly appreciated. Every donation, big or small, helps get us to our goal as a team and as supporters!”

Pink T-shirts will be sold for $10 and proceeds will benefit Dig Pink. For more information or to purchase a T-shirt, contact Algeo at mhl13@psu.edu or 610-892-1470.

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