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Dig Pink, a Successful Event

Volley for the Cure

Published Oct. 9, 2012 @ 5:36 p.m.

Saturday was a colorful day at the Post Antelope Arena and the color was pink.  A couple of hundred volleyball players, fans, and breast cancer survivors gathered to enjoy three games against the Colorado City Lady Wolves and to recognize and honor heroes in the fight against breast cancer.

Between the junior varsity and varsity games, Senior Kayla Comeaux summoned up the event saying to the survivors over the public address system "you are shining lights of faith, sacred femininity and tremendous courage in the face of the ultimate adversary.  Today we salute you, and we thank you for showing us what the victory really is."  Eleven survivors of the fifteen individuals recognized were on hand for the celebration.

Local survivors include Carol Williams, Marge Tannehill, Tommie Williams, Sue Williams, Ella Greathouse, Marinette Tyler, Amelia Garcia, Nancy McDonald, Jane Odom, Debbie Mason, Martha Soliz, Syan Thomas, Linda Dye and Donna Stelzer.  A special recognition was given to Kathie Rankin who is battling breast cancer for the fourth time.  Rankin taught 7th grade History for 26 years at Post Middle School.

Over $2200 in funds was raised for breast cancer awareness with a bake goods auction, the sale of merchandise and donations. All the proceeds raised are going to help Kathie Rankin with her medical expenses.

Dig Pink organizer and head volleyball coach Charlyn Hohman expressed sincere gratitude to all who donated time and money and for those who participated to make the event a success.

Enjoy the photos below.

Photo by Jim Plummer

The Lady Lopes volleyball team members show their appreciation to Post breast cancer survivors with gift bags and pink carnations at the Dig Pink event for breast cancer awareness.

Photo by Jim Plummer

Funds were raised with a baked goods auction between the JV and varsity games of the Dig Pink breast cancer awareness event with Colorado City. Miranda Solorzano - Apolinar shows a cake to the crowd as auctioneer Perry Smith (right) and caller Mike Macy look for the highest bidder.

Photo by Jim Plummer

Senior Kayla Comeaux reads a special dedication and thank you to the breast cancer survivors in attendance at the Dig Pink event.

Photo by Jim Plummer

Antelope football players showed their support for the Dig Pink event and the Lady Lopes as they took on district leading Colorado City. Pictured (l-r) are Aric Garza, Pake Jones, Paden Babb, Vance Blair and Caden Dean.

Photo by Jim Plummer

Marge Tannehill receives a special baked good from Lady Lope Callie Odom at the Dig Pink event.

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