Spike for a cure: Big Pink Volleyball Tourney returns


Courtesy of Marshall Rec Center

The Marshall University Rec Center and Cabell-Huntington Hospital’s Pink Ribbon Fund are hosting the annual Big Pink Volleyball Tournament Oct. 29 and 30 at 2 p.m. at the Rec Center Basketball Courts.

The event will raise money for breast cancer and women who cannot afford to receive a mammogram.

All matches in the tournament will be played with a pink volleyball that is four feet in diameter. There is a $5 entry fee per player and all proceeds will go to the St. Mary’s Pink Ribbon Fund. Participants may create teams with a minimum of four participants and a maximum of ten.

In addition to the proceeds for participants to sign-up, T-shirts will be for sale to benefit the Pink Ribbon Fund. Short sleeve shirts will be available for $10 and long sleeve shirts for $13.

The registration packet for the event is available at the Rec Center or on the Rec Center website www.marshallcampusrec.com. All packets must be printed and turned in at the Rec Center. Registration ends on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Tournament rules and guidelines are available on the registration packet or on the Rec Center website. The prize for the winning team is a pink trophy, which can be seen at the registration table near the front desk of the Rec Center.

“The tournament definitely raises awareness of it and gets the word out. It is a good way to get out and have people share their experiences with breast cancer and what it means to them,” said Matt Schaefer, coordinator of Competitive Sports and Camps at the Rec Center. “And it’s a reminder, to women especially, to go out and get those things checked out.”

Rick Farlow can be contacted at [email protected]