Women's sports to support breast cancer awareness

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 06, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa volleyball and soccer teams will hold their annual "pink" matches this weekend in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Iowa volleyball (10-7, 0-4 Big Ten) will host Indiana (8-8, 0-4) on Friday evening in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and it will give free pink Tigerhawk headbands to the first 1,000 fans in attendance as part of its annual "Attacking Breast Cancer" match. In addition, $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics' Holden Cancer Center. Admission is $3 for adults, free for Iowa students and those 18 and younger.

The Hawkeyes will auction off "various UI volleyball experiences and prizes," according to a release. Proceeds from the online auction will benefit the Holden Center.

Iowa will also recognize breast-cancer survivors during the match.

The soccer team's "Pink Game" will take place on Saturday evening at the Iowa Soccer Complex. Iowa (10-1-2, 2-1-2) will give out 200 headbands when it welcomes Minnesota (4-7-2, 1-2-2) to town, and fans are encouraged to wear pink.

The team didn't announce any further details, but the Hawkeyes have worn special warm-up jerseys and headbands for their breast-cancer-awareness games in the past.

— by Seth Roberts

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