Every coach will tell you that the won/loss record on the final ledger is what counts in an athletic season. But when St. Catharine College hosts the University of the Cumberland’s on Oct. 14, everyone will be a winner no matter the outcome of the match. The volleyball match in Lourdes Hall that evening, beginning at 7 p.m., will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a charitable organization that raises money to fight breast cancer nationally. The foundation uses volleyball to sponsor tournaments, clinics and other events to raise money for cancer research. The St. Catharine-Cumberland match is one of thousands f volleyball events held nationally at high schools and colleges during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Kentucky Cancer Program is partnering with At. Catharine College in hosting the Oct. 14 Mid-South Conference match. Admission for the match will be waived but all fans are asked to make any donation possible to the Side-Out Foundation. “We want to make it a special night for the fans, and at the same time raise awareness for a worthy cause,” said St. Catharine coach Juanita Mangan. “We will recognize cancer survivors in attendance have pink T-shirts for the fans and have other special activities that night.” The goal for the Oct. 14 match is to raise $1000.00, but fans do not have to be present to support the cause. A national website for the match has been established at www.sideoutvolleyball.org/mainevent/minievent/SaintCat so fans can make a tax-deductible donation. “We are planning on a very special night,” Mangan added. “We ask fans to pack the stands with pink.”
Survivors of breast cancer are invited to be special guest at the match. For the purpose of ordering T-Shirts and other special recognition, survivors are asked to RSVP if they plan to attend. Call (859) 336-5082 ext. 1101 for more information.