ISU Volleyball To Paint The Arena Pink

October 8, 2012

NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State Athletics Department will help "Paint the Arena Pink" for the Saturday, Oct. 13, home volleyball match against Drake at Redbird Arena. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Redbird volleyball hopes to honor all those affected by cancer with this match. The match is set to begin at 7:05 p.m.

Illinois State will be wearing pink apparel in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Admission to the match will be just $1, and $1 hot dogs and pink lemonade will be for sale. Fans will be admitted for free if they bring a card for those being treated at the Community Cancer Center. 

Along with the pink theme, Colleges Against Cancer will be on the concourse at 6 p.m., handing out educational information. In addition, Redbird volleyball request that fans bring in photos of those who have lost the battle to cancer to be added to the display being donated to Illinois State’s Relay for Life event this upcoming April.

Admission is free for all Reggie’s Kids Club members. Reggie’s Fun Zone will be open one hour prior to the start of the match, where members will have access to coloring sheets, Reggie tattoos and a poster making station. Members are also invited to join the high-five tunnel where the ISU volleyball team will enter the court.  

ISU head coach Melissa Myers, who has been active in volunteering for, and raising money in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, is honored to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"Knowing that breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer deaths among U.S. women, it's important for us to help raise awareness." Myers said. "I am an advocate of supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am excited that our administration has designed an event to help assist in the educational process. We hope to have a great crowd on hand, and in pink, for a good match and a great way to support breast cancer awareness."

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death for all women and the leading overall cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 20 and 59. The most common risk factors of breast cancer are sex, age, personal history, family history and breast cancer genes.

To sign up your children and have them start receiving the benefits of the Reggie's Kids Club, please click here. To order tickets for this event, please call the Illinois State Athletics Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000, or visit Your online source for Illinois State Athletics tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.