Dig Pink, a Successful Event
Volley for the Cure
Published Oct. 9, 2012 @ 5:36 p.m.
Saturday was a colorful day at the Post Antelope Arena and the color was pink. A couple of hundred volleyball players, fans, and breast cancer survivors gathered to enjoy three games against the Colorado City Lady Wolves and to recognize and honor heroes in the fight against breast cancer.
Between the junior varsity and varsity games, Senior Kayla Comeaux summoned up the event saying to the survivors over the public address system "you are shining lights of faith, sacred femininity and tremendous courage in the face of the ultimate adversary. Today we salute you, and we thank you for showing us what the victory really is." Eleven survivors of the fifteen individuals recognized were on hand for the celebration.
Local survivors include Carol Williams, Marge Tannehill, Tommie Williams, Sue Williams, Ella Greathouse, Marinette Tyler, Amelia Garcia, Nancy McDonald, Jane Odom, Debbie Mason, Martha Soliz, Syan Thomas, Linda Dye and Donna Stelzer. A special recognition was given to Kathie Rankin who is battling breast cancer for the fourth time. Rankin taught 7th grade History for 26 years at Post Middle School.
Over $2200 in funds was raised for breast cancer awareness with a bake goods auction, the sale of merchandise and donations. All the proceeds raised are going to help Kathie Rankin with her medical expenses.
Dig Pink organizer and head volleyball coach Charlyn Hohman expressed sincere gratitude to all who donated time and money and for those who participated to make the event a success.
Enjoy the photos below.