A Successful Digging For Dylan Night at Truax

May 22, 2010

Corvallis, Ore. -

It might have been the biggest challenge for the Beaver football team to date in 2010.  It wasn’t a heavy lifting workout in the Sports Performance Center, it wasn’t a workout on the Reser Stadium turf and it wasn’t a grueling session with academic counselor Megan O’Quin.   What was it?  Attempting to not embarrass themselves in front of over 200 people as a dozen football players were challenged by former Beaver volleyball players for a great cause – “Digging for Dylan.”

Dylan Cain is a local 5-year-old boy who is suffering from Cerebral Palsy.  The Beaver volleyball team under the direction of head coach Taras Liskevych, has volunteered their time recently for several fundraising events for Cain.

The evening started with the football team vs. former volleyball team members and current assistant coach Laura Benzing on the Sport Court.  It wasn’t close – the volleyball team trounced the football squad that was coached by graduate assistant Ryan Gunderson 25-6 and 25-8 before the teams went coed.

The Beaver football team showed some volleyball prowess, mainly displayed by safety Cameron Collins, who no doubt played on the beach in his hometown of Santa Monica, Cal.  James Rodgers showed some potential as did “Feti” Unga, but overall were no match for the blazing spikes by the likes of Camilla Ah-Hoy. 

In all, over $1,700 was raised.  For more information on Dylan Cain and his journey please follow this link.


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