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Southern Miss Athletics to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness at its Home Events

Oct. 2, 2013

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss athletic department will help to promote breast cancer awareness at every home event this weekend.

It begins this Friday, Oct. 4 with volleyball's match against North Texas at 7 p.m. The first 250 fans will receive a free Southern Miss pink t-shirt. The athletic department will seek donations that will go to the Pink Ribbon Fund. Pink ribbons will be available at the gates while supplies last and eight Pink Ribbon Fund survivors will be recognized at the game. After the match, there will be a presentation with a check for all the money that was raised throughout the match.

The following day during the football game versus FIU at 3 p.m., the football team will wear pink wristbands and towels, while the coaching staff will wear pink ribbons in support. Pink ribbons will be available at the gates, and pink golf carts will lead Eagle Walk. All those that have been affected by breast cancer will be asked to stand and be recognized from their seats during the game.

Finally, on Sunday, Oct. 6, soccer will host Marshall at 1 p.m. The first 100 fans in attendance will receive a pink Southern Miss t-shirt. Members of the soccer team will wear pink headbands to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness. Members of the Pink Ribbon Fund will be on hand to promote Breast Cancer Awareness and donations may be made on site to the Pink Ribbon Fund.

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