Oct. 5, 2011
By Todd Mounce, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - In an effort to raise money for breast cancer research, the Tennessee Lady Vol volleyball team will hold its annual "Dig for the Cure" match this Friday against Alabama at 7 p.m.
The festivities begin outside of Thompson-Boling Arena at 5:30 p.m., with a pre-match Victory Walk around campus. All of those who participate in the walk will receive a T-shirt and free admission into the match.
All fans who wear pink to the match will receive free admission, and the first 250 fans through the gates will receive a "Dig for the Cure" T-shirt. With a home football game on Saturday, all fans that show their UT vs. Georgia ticket will get in for free as well.
During the match, a silent auction will be held in the concourse, featuring 27 items that include game worn pink adidas volleyball jerseys, 2012 volleyball season tickets, men's and women's basketball tickets and football tickets. All the proceeds of the silent auction will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Friday is also a UT Student Rewards night and "Chalk Talk" with Lady Vol head coach Rob Patrick will begin 45 minutes prior to the match in the Ray Mears room.
On Sunday, the team will host a free post-match clinic for all youth in the eighth grade or below. All youth volleyball players will be admitted free when they wear their club or team jersey/shirt. All kids 12 and under will also receive free admission, with the first 150 kids will also receiving a voucher for a free hot dog and drink.
For more information about the Victory Walk and the volleyball clinic, call Sean Ward at (865) 974-0780.