Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Wittenberg Set to Volley for the Cure

When you think of Wittenberg, you naturally think of the color red, the color most Tiger athletes sport. The official colors of Wittenberg are red and white. But this weekend, visitors to the HPER Center will behold a sea of pink as all eight volleyball teams in the third annual Border Battle will be sporting the rosy hue.

Inspired by the life of former Wittenberg women's basketball head coach and associate director of athletics Pam Smith, who died in June after a courageous 17-year battle with cancer, the Wittenberg volleyball team has organized an all-day breast cancer awareness effort on Saturday to coincide with event which begins the day before.

Pink Border Battle/Volley For The Cure T-shirts will be on sale in the lobby throughout the weekend, with proceeds going to breast cancer research. The event is based on a tremendously successful Ohio High School Athletic Association event in 2006. Two Cincinnati-area high school students organized a well-attended Volley For The Cure match, and just one year later the program is being adopted state-wide.

Fans attending the event are encouraged to wear pink in support of the athletes' and coaches' efforts to raise awareness of this tragic disease.

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