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Saturday, March 24, 2018

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Pack the Place in Pink next Saturday

By Vicki Viall

Ranger-Review Staff Writer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In support of that, the Lady Devils volleyball team will be turning pink on Saturday, Oct. 18.

“I started a dig pink last year at Dawson County High School and had the team wear pink jerseys,” said Coach Eva Crockett. 

At her invitation, most of the crowd wore pink as well.

“This year I affiliated with Pack the Place in Pink through Billings to help raise awareness throughout Glendive and the surrounding communities,” she added.

Pack the Place in Pink was created to support Vicki Carle, the volleyball coach for Skyview High School in Billings.

Carle was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. Members of her volleyball teams from her 18 years of coaching, to that point, came up with idea of Pack the Place in Pink.

This fall, the organization hit a milestone when they distributed $100,000 to women in Montana who are fighting breast cancer. They support women in counties all over Montana.

Not only does all the money raised stay in Montana, it helps women in need with travel expenses and it helps cover other expenses not covered by insurance.

To date, 12 schools in the state of Montana have joined with Pack the Place in Pink. Glendive makes number 13.

The Lady Devils invite the community to join the cause next Saturday.

That day, the Lady Devils will host Miles City. The freshmen start play at 4, followed by the junior varsity at 5:30 and the varsity at 7.

LaDonna’s School of Dance will be performing before the beginning of the varsity match.

The team will be wearing special event jerseys. Crockett also has t-shirts for sale to the public. 

“My goal is to see this go community wide with having a designated pink day where employees can buy a shirt and donate to our cause and be able to wear the shirt on that day,” Crockett said. 

She would also like to invite businesses to participate by wearing the t-shirts.

Also for sale are items such as hair ribbons, feather boas and vehicle stickers with Dig Pink on them, according to Crockett. To purchase, contact Crockett or any of the Lady Devils volleyball players. Crockett can be reached at 406-939-6565.

Any individual or business wishing to donate directly to the cause should call Crockett.

Vicki Viall can be contacted at rrwriter@ranger

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