Jayhawks Raise Over $4,000 For Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation

Jan. 10, 2008


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The Jayhawks collected pledges for digs throughout the month of October – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – and totaled 81 digs in its “Dig For the Cure” match on Nov. 3. The volleyball team collected over $4,000, while the Kansas softball team raised an additional $5,400 from their own tournament benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, to bring their total to more than $9,000.

The volleyball team’s 2007 “Dig For the Cure” campaign was spearheaded by KU assistant coach Christi Posey. For information about the event or to make a pledge or donation for next season’s campaign, please contact Posey at 785-864-7959 or cposey@ku.edu.

The “Dig for the Cure” campaign came into existence in 2003 and was started by UNC-Charlotte head coach Lisa Marston and has had participation from volleyball programs all across the country.