Volleyball and Football Join to Dig for Dylan

May 11, 2010

Corvallis, Ore. – The Oregon State football and volleyball programs will compete against each other in the first ever charity volleyball match on Friday, May 21 at 6 p.m. All of the proceeds from “Digging for Dylan” will go to help Dylan Cain, a local 5-year-old child who suffers from cerebral palsy.


Tickets will only be sold at the door in the Truax Indoor Center and are $10 for adults and $5 for youth and Oregon State students with OSU ID.


Sport court will be laid down in Truax. And there will be three total sets played with football players against volleyball players in the first set before the two teams being mixed for the last two sets. Some of the Beaver football players that will be competing are JacQuizz and James Rodgers, Timi Oshinowo, Castro Masaniai, Joshua Andrews and Lance Mitchell.


Dylan and his parents, Mark and Jinger, recently traveled to Duke Children’s Hospital and Clinic in North Carolina, where Dylan received an infusion of stem cells harvested from his banked umbilical cord blood that was saved from birth. For more information on Dylan’s journey, visit www.help4dylan.com.


This isn’t the first fundraising effort for Dylan that the Oregon State volleyball team has participated in.


The volleyball players took part in a dinner event as servers last June in the $100 ticket five-course meal at Aqua Seafood Restaurant and Bar. Seventy-one were in attendance. All of the food and wine was donated, and the staff at Aqua also donated its time. The event included a short speech by Oregon State volleyball head coach Taras Liskevych and a video.


The Oregon State volleyball team helped with another fundraising effort for Dylan in April, 2009 by serving at a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Corvallis. Liskevych and the volleyball program donated a number of Oregon State volleyball items signed by the players, adding a USA Volleyball player jersey from when he was the national coach, for a raffle that the Cain’s held in April as well.


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