Volleyball Raises $550 for the Baptist Cancer Foundation in Annual Dig Pink Game

Haley McMurphey, Marlean McMurphey, Brooklyn Navarre, and Courtney Hill Turner; Photo Credit: Owls Communication
Haley McMurphey, Marlean McMurphey, Brooklyn Navarre, and Courtney Hill Turner; Photo Credit: Owls Communication

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls volleyball team hosted Huntingdon College in its second annual Dig Pink Game on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Emma 'Ody' Pohl Gymnasium. Through admissions, raffles, and donations The W raised $550 for the Baptist Cancer Foundation. The proceeds will help patients with expenses related to treatment such as transportation, prescriptions, and co-pays.

Of the donation, Megan Pratt, director of marketing at the Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle said, "Your team is to be commended for taking on the cause to increase awareness to the disease that touches so many people. It has been many years since I was a student at MUW, but I do remember well how busy I was. I feel certain your team members have many other options when it comes to spending what little free time they have left after class, studying, volleyball practice and games. That they chose to spend a part of it raising money to help our cancer patients and bring awareness to breast cancer is to be commended and shows their true characters."

Prior to the game, the Owls honored women who have battled or are currently battling breast cancer. Vanessa Young, from a West Point, Miss., Sharon Logan, from Hamilton, Miss, Sue Verner, a graduate of The W and former basketball player for MUW, Courtney Hill, from Chelsea, Ala., and Marlean McMurphey, the grandmother of volleyball player Haley McMurhpey from Emporia, Kan., were all recognized.

If you would like to donate to the Baptist Cancer Foundation, call 800-895-4483 or send your tax-deductible contribution to:

Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation
350 N. Humphreys Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38120