Grizzly spikers set for We Dig Pink Night to help promote Stephanie Miner 5K
ALAMOSA, Colo.— Adams State College athletic department officials have announced some exciting and important promotions for this weekend’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference matches when the Grizzlies will take on Western New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands on Friday and Saturday evenings, respectively.
Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. in Plachy Hall.
On Friday night, the Grizzlies will hold their “We Dig Pink” Night as they try to help raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer and specifically for this Saturday morning’s Stephanie Miner 5K Walk & Run.
Event organizer Kelly Gurule of the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center will be on hand in the main lobby of Plachy Hall to provide information and to encouraging people to register for the 8th annual event, which will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday at Cole Park. Registration costs that evening will be $30 and will include a t-shirt as long as supplies last.
Registration on the morning of the walk will also be available, but will cost $35.
There will also be a silent auction for various prizes and deserts, with proceeds going towards the purchase of a new ultrasound unit for the Stephanie L. Miner Women’s Imaging Center at the SLV Regional Medical Center.
Additionally, volleyball fans can also enter a cake-walk for their chance to win several other desert items, baked by members of the Grizzly volleyball team. The cake-walk will be held at the intermission of the match. The entry fee into the cake-walk is $5.
Several Grizzly athletic teams are planning to participate in the walk en-masse, including the Grizzly volleyball squad. The Grizzly cross country and wrestling squads will also be aiding the cause.
On Saturday night, the Grizzlies are encouraging all fans to wear Green & White. Fans that do so, will be the only ones that are allowed to compete in the intermission serving contest for their chance to win several prizes.
The Grizzlies, 11-4 overall, have won four straight and five of their last six matches and are part of a 3-way tie for first place in the RMAC West Division with their 5-2 conference mark. Western New Mexico is 9-6 overall and also part of that tie with a 5-2 mark heading into a Thursday night match against New Mexico Highlands (8-8, 3-4 RMAC).