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PHCC's Dig Pink Event a Success

Dig Pink volleyball matchThe PHCC volleyball team and fans dressed in pink to show support for breast cancer awareness and breast cancer research at the Dig Pink match on October 1.

Pasco-Hernando Community College women’s volleyball team hosted a Dig Pink match against South Florida State College on Tuesday, October 1 at its West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road, in the gymnasium.

Dig Pink t-shirts were sold at the event for $10 each. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales on the event day were given to former PHCC volleyball player, Amber Walker, recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and undergoing treatment in Tennessee.

“The support we received from so many people really made the day very special,” said Kim Whitney, Assistant Athletic Director and Women’s Volleyball Head Coach.” The event raised $345 for Amber Davidson Walker and nearly $250 for breast cancer research and breast cancer awareness.  

“This is a small way we can show Amber and her family that we care,” said Whitney, Walker’s former coach at PHCC. Walker, formerly Davidson, was a libero for two seasons (2005-2007) at PHCC. She ranked third in the National Junior College Athletic Association in her sophomore year with 6.86 digs per game, helping lead PHCC to the Suncoast Conference championship.

PHCC’s volleyball team members will continue to sell Dig Pink T-shirts through the month of October. All remaining proceeds will be donated to support breast cancer awareness and breast cancer research at the Side-Out Foundation.

Release date: 
October 16, 2013
Contact: 
Assistant Director, Athletics/Head Coach, Volleyball
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications