UWS volleyball taking up 2 causes
The Yellowjacket volleyball team will be holding a fundraiser today for University of Wisconsin-Superior student Jamie McClintock. McClintock, who played as a forward for the Yellowjacket women's hockey team last season as a senior, was diagnosed...
The Yellowjacket volleyball team will be holding a fundraiser today for University of Wisconsin-Superior student Jamie McClintock.
McClintock, who played as a forward for the Yellowjacket women's hockey team last season as a senior, was diagnosed with leukemia this summer.
The Stonewall, Manitoba native was the Yellowjackets' team captain and one of the leading scorers for UWS last season. She was in the top five in goals and assists despite playing nine fewer games than most of her teammates. McClintock had eight goals and eight assists in 18 games.
A donation box will be set up at the south end of the gym for McClintock at tonight's UWS volleyball game. Anyone wanting to make a donation can drop it off at the game.
"This is just one opportunity we saw to help out during our season," UWS volleyball coach Lynne Deadrick said.
A blood drive in McClintock's honor is also planned for Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the UWS campus. The Memorial Blood Center's bloodmobile will be set up at the Rothwell Student Center circle drive.
"Dig for the Cure"
For the second consecutive year, WIAC women's volleyball teams will participate in a "Dig for the Cure" promotion in cooperation with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support breast cancer awareness.
Each of the nine WIAC teams will be involved in at least one "Dig for the Cure" event during the month of October. Student-athletes will solicit donations along with pledges for their own team's digs with all of the proceeds being donated to the Madison Area Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The average number of digs for each WIAC team is close to 20 per set. During last year's promotion, WIAC teams raised $17,347 for the foundation.
UWS will host its "Dig for the Cure" match Oct. 7 against UW-Stout. Spectators are encouraged to wear pink in support of all those affected by breast cancer.