By Molly Johnson, Sports Information Assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's volleyball team is gearing up to host a "Dig Pink" event to promote breast cancer awareness Saturday Oct. 25. The event will also serve as the first Senior Day in program history as the Bobcats host Lander University at 2 p.m.
Prior to the Bobcats' match there will be a four-on-four volleyball tournament in which teams will have the chance to win coupons to local establishments throughout Milledgeville.
Winners will also receive the "Best Seats in the House", a couch on the sideline with pizza provided by Papa John's. The cost to enter the tournament will be $40. Along with the tournament, fans can enter raffles that could earn them exclusive Georgia College volleyball gear.
Dig Pink is the Side-Out Foundation's trademark name for its fundraising events. Side-Out was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches to work toward a common goal of furthering breast cancer awareness, education, and patient services. All proceeds benefit Side-Out, which turns around and awards grants to medical research organizations dedicated to providing support to breast cancer patients and their families.
A transfer from Division I Western Carolina University, Lauren Johnston (Acworth) is the first senior in program history. Johnston has appeared in 17 matches, registering 44 kills and nine blocks. In 2013 she was named a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Silver Scholar.
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