Kodiak Daily Mirror - Kodiak volleyball hosts Wasilla in Dig Pink match tonight
Kodiak volleyball hosts Wasilla in Dig Pink match tonight
by Derek Clarkston / sports@kodiakdailymirror.com
Oct 14, 2011 | 37 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KODIAK — Pink will be the color of choice when Kodiak hosts Wasilla tonight in a Northern Lights Conference volleyball match.

The 7:30 p.m. match is a designated Dig Pink match to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Kodiak will be wearing pink uniforms and everybody who wears pink to the game will get a dollar off admission.

A dessert auction will also take place in the Kodiak High School foyer during the game. Proceeds from the auction and the match go to the Side-out Foundation.

This is the third year Kodiak has put on a Dig Pink match. Last year, the team raised more than $3,000. This year the goal is even higher.

“If we could get $4,000 total, that would be lovely,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said.

Willis also said the high school is conducting a change war, with all the money going to the foundation. If $2,200 is raised from that, Kodiak Police officer Jeff Holden will take a pie to the face in front of the student body.

“If somebody would like to write us a check, I’m sure Jeff would love that,” Willis said. “It doesn’t actually have to come in the form of change, if somebody is feeling generous.”

Willis is proud that Kodiak is affiliated with such a great cause. She said one in eight women are affected by breast cancer.

“It speaks to my heart because when you look at this room full of young women, I could have four, possibly five of these young ladies facing that battle or having a family member face that battle,” she said. “It is really scary. Anything that we can do to minimize or limit their potential to have that disease is a dollar well spent.”

Senior Day

Before Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. NLC match against Wasilla, Kodiak will honor its eight seniors — Rose Ann Arcilla, Lorrie Laird, Carole Lampl, Tasha Pedersen, Puni Timu, Manya Wandersee and Myoyeon Yu.

“It will be sad to see them all go,” Willis said. “We will take a few minutes to get teary-eyed, then we will collect ourselves to play Wasilla.”

Kodiak enters the weekend set riding an eight-game winning streak and stands at 5-1 in the NLC, 8-2 overall. The Bears are 4-0 at home this season.

“I just need them to play really great volleyball and we will see what happens,” Willis said.

Contact Mirror writer Derek Clarkston at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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