Regents VB Set to Help Spike Cancer
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Posted by: Regents Sports Information
ROCKFORD, IL – When the volleyball teams from Concordia University Chicago and Rockford College meet on Wednesday night at the Seaver Center, the match will take on an additional meaning. In coordination with the Northern Athletics Conference and the Rockford college Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement, the Regents volleyball team will host their annual “Dig for Life” match to help raise awareness and money for breast cancer research.
“This is a great opportunity for members of our community to raise money and awareness about a disease that can be so devastating,” said Randy Schrader, the Rockford College athletic director. “This is a fantastic way for our student to help do their part to help change their worlds.”
Representatives from the Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement will be on hand to disseminate information about breast cancer. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, with proceeds going to the American Breast Cancer Foundation. All fans in attendance are asked to wear pink to show their support for the fight against breast cancer.
This is the first in a series of events pairing the Rockford College athletic department with charities in the fight against breast cancer. On October 25, the Regents women’s softball and basketball teams will participate in the Rockford Walk for Life with the American Cancer Society. In February, both the Regents women’s and men’s basketball teams will take part in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s annual “Pink Zone” event, in which players and coaches will wear pink.