Athletics and campus groups rally around cancer support initiatives By Sports Information Department BC | October 20, 2011 | RSS Bluefield College Athletics Sports Information Department Bluefield, Virginia Throughout October and November, the Bluefield College Athletics department with several teams and groups across campus will create events and programs to raise money and awareness for cancer support, research, prevention and much more. As an instituion striving to become 'Champions of Character', several coaches and professors are stepping up to do their part in making a difference off the competition fields and classrooms. This weekend marks a humbling start to several events here at Bluefield College as the women's volleyball team will have its annual "Dig-Pink Day" in honor of breast cancer awareness month. 'Dig Pink' is an event held to promote activities during the game and raise money for breast cancer research. There will be a T-shirt sale and other activities to raise money. The T-shirt is $10, and 50% of the money from the sale will go towards cancer research. During the event, contests will be held and prizes awarded. The event has been co-coordinated by both the Sports Communications class and the Women's Volleyball team. Games are scheduled for 11:00 am (WV Tech) and 2:30 pm (Concord). Seven miles down the road, the men's and women's soccer teams will also be conducted additional efforts on Senior Day at the East River Soccer Complex. With great help from women's head coach, Samanatha Snow, we look for support from fans, families and our community in the effort. The girls will be wearing pink shirts during their home game, while the men will be wearing arm bands with donations will be collected before and during both games. Game times is set for 2pm and 4pm at East River Soccer Association. The Lady Rams will also have donation tables set up outside the cafeteria during Sunday Brunch and during lunch on Wednesday, October 26. You may also make a donation at any time by mailing in a donation check to Bluefield College. Please include your donation, name and address inside the envelope. If you are writing a check, please make it out to: BC Women’s Soccer. In the memo line, please mark, ‘American Cancer Society.’ After November 1, all money donated will be given in one large check to the American Cancer Society from the Women’s Soccer Team. You may place your envelopes in mailbox #84, or at US Post Office: 3000 College Drive, Bluefield, Virginia 24605. Come out to each of the athletic events to support not only a great cause but also Bluefield College Athletics.