Wake Forest to Host Four Komen Games During October
This year's Komen events kicks off on Sunday when the women's soccer team hosts Kansas.
This year's Komen events kicks off on Sunday when the women's soccer team hosts Kansas.

Oct. 3, 2012

Deacons for the Cure Home Page

By Kelly Marcolini, Wake Forest Sports Marketing

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest Athletic Department is once again banding together to raise awareness for breast cancer research during the month of October.

This year's events are receiving even greater emphasis from the Wake Forest Community with head volleyball coach Heather Kahl Holmes being diagnosed with breast cancer this past May. Proceeds raised from all breast cancer awareness games at Wake Forest this season will benefit the NC Triad Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Support our cause for Coach Holmes at all our Pink games this season!

We kick off our first breast cancer awareness game at Spry Soccer Stadium when the women's soccer team battles Kansas on October 7th. Game time is at 1 p.m. The first 500 fans attending will receive pink rally towels at the entrance to the stadium. Fans in attendance will also have the opportunity to bid on game-worn pink Nike jerseys during a silent auction held during the game. Wake Forest student managers will be holding a bake sale throughout the game as well to help raise money for breast cancer research. For tickets, visit WakeForestSports.com or call the ticket office at 336.758.3322.

Our Sticks for the Cure game for field hockey will be on October 14th at noon when the team faces Louisville at Kentner Stadium. The first 500 fans to enter the gate will receive a black and pink pom-pom to support breast cancer research. During the game there will also be an auction of Wake Forest Items. During halftime, the 2nd annual yogurt eating contest will take place where pink yogurt tops will be gathered. Admission is FREE.

Men's Soccer will host its 5th Annual Genna Wiley Memorial Match on October 19th when the Deacs play NC State at 7 p.m. Genna Wiley is the late wife of former men's soccer trainer Steve Wiley. After a long battle with breast cancer, Genna passed away three days after Wake Forest won the 2007 national championship. The first 500 fans attending will receive pink rally towels at the entrance to the stadium. Fans in attendance will also have the opportunity to bid on game-worn pink Nike jerseys during a silent auction held during the game. Wake Forest student managers will be holding a bake sale throughout the game as well to help raise money for breast cancer research. For tickets, visit WakeForestSports.com or call the ticket office at 336.758.3322.

 

 

We will conclude breast cancer awareness month at volleyball for their annual Dig for a Cure match. This will take place in Reynolds Gym on October 26th against NC State at 7 p.m. This game will also be featured on ESPN3 and the first 1,000 fans will receive a black and pink pom-pom. During the game, there will be an auction of Wake Forest items and pink Nike jerseys. A station for children to design next year's t-shirt and to vote on the t-shirt designs will be located just outside the entrance. Pink clothing donations will also be gathered at the entrance as well as a donation table for fans to pledge money for each dig earned by a Wake Forest player.

For every $100 donated, we can help a woman in the Triad receive a free mammogram. For more information on how you can help support breast cancer research at Wake Forest events, please contact Kelly Marcolini by calling 336-758-5011 or email at marcolka@wfu.edu. You can also donate directly to the NC Triad Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure by visiting http://www.komennctriad.org.

 

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