SU Volleyball teams up with ZTA to "Pink Out" Houts

SU Volleyball teams up with ZTA to "Pink Out" Houts

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - The Susquehanna University women’s volleyball team has teamed up with the Iota Nu chapter of  Zeta Tau Alpha for a “Pink Out” of O.W. Houts Gymnasium for the Crusaders’ match against Marywood on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. ZTA members will distribute pink ribbons to all fans at the game and members of the volleyball team will wear pink jerseys and the coaching staff will also don pink.

This event marks the first year that the volleyball team and ZTA have partnered to fight breast cancer. ZTA’s national philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness, and any money raised during the event will benefit the ZTA Foundation and its philanthropic initiatives.

“We are very excited to team up with ZTA to “Pink Out” Houts, and we hope a lot of fans will be there in pink,” John Kuuipo Tom, Susquehanna’s head volleyball coach said. “As a women’s sports team, we know the importance of education and early detection, since one in eight women will be affected by breast cancer. This is a great chance for us to help spread awareness.”

Zeta Tau Alpha was founded in 1898 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Va., and has more than 211,000 members worldwide. The Iota Nu chapter was founded at Susquehanna in 1985. Breast cancer education and awareness became ZTA’s national philanthropy in 1992 and the organization partners with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Yoplait®, the National Football League and SELF magazine to promote awareness. Think Pink® is a registered trademark of Zeta Tau Alpha.  

Tuesday’s match also marks the team’s Faculty Appreciation Night.

The Crusaders’ match is the first of back-to-back dual matches with Senior Day being held on Wednesday as SU plays host to York (Pa.) at 7 p.m.