BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan volleyball team will be playing for a special cause this Saturday when they host nationally-ranked Wheeling Jesuit at Rockefeller Center during homecoming weekend.
The game will be designated as a Dig for The Cure contest, a program started in 2003 to help raise money for breast cancer research.
Wesleyan's Dig for The Cure will have a special meaning for the volleyball team this year as it will be titled "Digs for Denny and Fighting for Fabiola."
Denny Pattyn is father to Logan, Jess, and Casey Pattyn. Jess and Casey played volleyball for Wesleyan. He has been diagnosed with Angiosarcoma.
Fabiola is the mother of Renata Comparini who also played volleyball for Wesleyan. Fabiola has been diagnosed with kidney cancer.
For those wishing to make a donation to either or both parties, please go visit GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/d4df4f to make your contribution.
"We would love for as much alumni support as we could possibly get for these families," remarked Wesleyan head coach Ashley Ziegle. "We are also selling shirts for the causes at $15 for a S-XL and $20 for a 2XL-3XL and splitting the profits for both organizations."
You can email Ziegle at firstname.lastname@example.org about any questions regarding the volleyball t-shirts.
"Our goal as a team is to raise as much money for their causes as possible," concluded Ziegle. "Help out any way you can!"