Pack Volleyball ‘Block Out Breast Cancer’ night is Saturday

Pack Volleyball ‘Block Out Breast Cancer’ night is Saturday

PUEBLO, Colo. (Oct. 12, 2009) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo athletics department announces the third annual Block Out Breast Cancer event on Oct. 17 to help increase awareness of breast cancer while raising funds for cancer patients and their families. 

Also appearing at the event is local cancer-sufferer, Jenny Gallegos, 47, a physical therapist at Parkview Medical Center who has battled breast cancer and has fought it into remission.  She will serve as the ThunderWolves' honorary head coach at the game.

The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17 when the ThunderWolves host the Metro State College Roadrunners at 7 p.m. at Massari Arena.  The first 500 fans will receive a commemorative gift, compliments of Parkview Medical Center.

All participants are asked to wear a pink shirt to receive a discounted admission ticket to the game.  Half of all proceeds collected that night will be donated to the Orchard of Hope Foundation of Pueblo.  Admission prices with a pink shirt will be $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors, military or faculty/staff, and $1.00 for kids ages 7 - 12 years.  Kids six and under will be admitted free of charge.

Fans can also purchase an official "Block Out Breast Cancer" t-shirt by visiting the Spirit Store, located at 4231 North Elizabeth Street.  Official t-shirts are on sale now and include two complimentary general admission game tickets for the event on Saturday.  The Spirit Store will donate $5.00 of each t-shirt sale to the Orchard of Hope Foundation.

The event is supported by Parkview Medical Center, Orchard of Hope Foundation, the Spirit Store and CSU-Pueblo athletics.

For more information, contact CSU-Pueblo Associate Athletic Director Niki Whitaker at (719) 549-2021.