Jayhawks Raise More Than $2,500 in Dig For the Cure

Dec. 29, 2006


The University of Kansas volleyball team wrapped up their first-ever “Dig For the Cure” campaign Thursday night with a check for $2,577 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Kansas City affiliate. Four members of the 2006 squad — Emily Brown, Katie Martincich, Jamie Mathewson and Linsey Morningstar — were on hand at the KU-Detroit men’s basketball game to present the check.

The Jayhawks collected pledges for digs throughout the month of October — National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and totaled 89 digs in its Dig For the Cure match on Oct. 28. The volleyball team then collected over $2,500 and later received additional donations from members of the Kansas Athletics family to bring their total to more than $2,700.

The 2006 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. Over $36,000 has been raised for the Komen Foundation since the event’s inception. Other programs that participated in the campaign this season were Campbell, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, Miami, South Florida, Wake Forest and all 10 volleyball teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference.