News Release

Daniel Lauletta, Coordinator of Sports Info
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Wilmington to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend with Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer Matches

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - Newark, Del.

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Wilmington vs. Philadelphia, Friday at 7 p.m.

Soccer vs. Nyack, Saturday at 12 and 2:30 p.m.

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2012, about 226,870 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and about 39,510 will die from breast cancer. 

Join the Wilmington University Athletic Department to help trim those numbers and root on your favorite Wildcat student-athletes this weekend as the volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s soccer teams host their annual Breast Cancer Awareness competitions, in conjunction with the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

The Wilmington Pink Out Weekend gets started on Friday night as the volleyball team will don its special pink uniforms for the Wildcats’ match against Philadelphia starting at 7 p.m. That match is also important to the Wildcats’ standings in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference as the Wildcats sit in first at 5-0 and the Rams are percentage points behind with a 4-0 conference record.

Saturday will feature a soccer doubleheader with each the women’s and men’s teams squaring off against Nyack, with each supporting the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition by wearing pink uniforms. The women start the doubleheader at 12 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 2:30 p.m.

Each of Saturday’s games hold importance to the respective standings as well, as the women will look to stay atop the CACC standings, holding a 5-1 conference record, one game ahead of Nyack. The men could use a win over Nyack to help get them back in the race early in the season.

Wilmington University does not charge an admission fee for any of its events at the WU Athletics Complex, but the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will be accepting donations at the door for each event.

Help support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, the Wilmington University student-athletes and help spread breast cancer awareness while wearing PINK at all our events this weekend.