The Minnesota volleyball program will host a “Dig Pink” night when the Golden Gophers face No. 1 Penn State at Williams Arena on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. “Dig Pink” is a volleyball event meant to raise community awareness of breast cancer, and to bring focus on what individuals can do to help eradicate the disease.
Donations for “Dig Pink” will be collected at the door of the event, and pink bracelets will also be for sale at the event. There will also be a silent auction that will run up until intermission (between sets two and three). Winners will be announced during the third set.
All donations will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a national 501 (c)(3) located in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Donations can also be made on line by going to http://www.sideoutvolleyball.org/mainevent/minievent/Minnesot/.
All of the Minnesota coaching staff and the table staff will wear pink in recognition of the “Dig Pink” night. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the event as well. Golden Gopher players will also wear pink warm-ups for the event.
Minnesota and Penn State will be one of hundreds of teams around the national participating in the “Dig Pink” event that is designed to help raise awareness of breast cancer and receive donations to help fight the disease.
The event is also billed as the “Battle in the Barn” and tickets will be $1 for general admission.
In 2004, Minnesota broke the school record in attendance when 10,927 fans were at the Golden Gophers four-set victory over Illinois on Oct. 16 at Williams Arena.
Minnesota’s match against Penn State will also air live on the Big Ten Network.