BC Lady Rams Enjoyed Successful Night on the Court with "Dig Pink"

October 29, 2009 | RSS

Bluefield, VA-- On Tuesday, October 27, during a Dig Pink Rally on campus, the Bluefield College Lady Rams volleyball team played not only for a conference win against Milligan College, but also to raise awareness and recognize women who have battled breast cancer.



The Lady Rams achieved both of their goals that night and achieved many more in the process. They defeated Milligan three games to two in an intense five-set conference match. The Lady Rams took the first two games, 25-21 and 25-18, only to drop the next two, 18-25 and 22-25. But, in the fifth and deciding frame, the Lady Rams rallied for a 15-10 victory to claim the match.


But, more importantly, the BC ladies enjoyed huge community involvement in the Dig Pink Rally, raised awareness of the importance of breast cancer detection, and raised $75 dollars at the door in donations to support the fight against breast cancer.


The Lady Rams had requested that everyone in attendance wear pink, while they donned pink as part of their uniforms, getting away from the traditional red, blue, and white of Bluefield College.


Sponsored by the Side-Out Foundation and designed to increase awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection, the event was as much about community involvement and support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


“We wanted to make this a very special event with as much community involvement as possible,” said Jaime Bowman, head coach of the women’s volleyball team. “f anyone is fighting breast cancer or has a family member or friend who is a survivor or a victim of the disease, we wanted to recognize them.”


During the match, the Lady Rams volleyball team paid tribute to women who have lost their lives to breast cancer and recognized those who have survived or are still battling the disease.


“My team and I would like to let everyone that came out to support the event and our program knows how much it is appreciated,” Bowman added. “We couldn’t have made it quite the successful event that it was without them.”