ATLANTA - The Georgia State Volleyball team will host “Swing for the Cure” on Saturday, November 1st against UNC-Wilmington at 2:00 p.m.
The event will be used to raise both money and awareness for breast cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer in our country.
“This is the start of an event that we plan to continue for many years to come,” commented Head Coach Mike Webster. “The team is really excited about what they can do to help make a difference and to find a cure for a disease that affects so many women.”
Leading up to the event, the volleyball team will be collecting both flat donations and pledges from supporters. Individuals may either make a one-time flat, tax-deductable donation or set a pledge based on the number of kills either a student-athlete or the team will have in the match against the Seahawks. The team is also encouraging all fans to come out that day and wear pink to the Sports Arena in support of the team and the cause, while cheering the Panthers on to victory.
The team is also encouraging individuals to sign-up for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Atlantic Station this Saturday, October 25th. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9:00 a.m. For more information about this event, individuals can check out www.cancer.org/stridesonline.
This continued a proud tradition that the Georgia State volleyball team has with the community. Earlier this year, the team hosted a ‘Giving Back to the Community’ weekend. The team hosted the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta as well as the Girl Scouts of Metro Atlanta. The Girl Scouts were treated to a pregame clinic and a tour of the Panther facilities, as well as stood courtside for the playing of the national anthem.
For more information about making a donation, fans can contact assistant coach Ada Bazin at 404-413-4068.