The Side-Out Foundation & Volleyball Magazine Join Forces

Chantilly, VA — May 11, 2011 — The Side-Out Foundation (Side-Out) and Volleyball Magazine are teaming up to support the sport and to encourage volleyball’s continued involvement in the fight against breast cancer. Rick Dunetz, founder and executive director of The Side-Out Foundation commented on the partnership: “We are excited about working with Volleyball Magazine. It is the premier volleyball publication, and Side-Out is proud to join together with them to foster coaching education and professional development.”

For every team that raises $250 or more in Side-Out’s Dig Pink® events, Side-Out and Volleyball Magazine will donate one subscription to the school. Jody Schmauss, marketing director at Volleyball Magazine, is also enthusiastic about the collaboration: “The Side-Out Foundation is a central force in philanthropy within the volleyball community, and Volleyball Magazine is very happy to be part of efforts to fight breast cancer while increasing volleyball education for the nation’s coaches.”

Side-Out is dedicated to supporting cutting edge breast cancer research and breast health awareness. It is also committed to encouraging volleyball players and coaches to continue educating themselves about the sport. In addition to a subscription to Volleyball Magazine, Dig Pink teams are eligible for other rewards (such as AVCA memberships and team equipment). The story of Side-Out is featured in Volleyball Magazine’s June issue, due out later this month.

About The Side-Out Foundation

The Side-Out Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2004.  Inspired by one mom and embraced by the entire sport of volleyball, the mission of The Side-Out Foundation is to educate young athletes and their communities about breast cancer, both with respect to prevention and treatment, and to fund cutting edge breast cancer research.  Side-Out is focused on changing the way breast cancer is treated forever.

The term side-out refers to a situation in volleyball when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play.  It is hoped that Side-Out will do the same for breast cancer patients, providing them with the support, education and best available treatments to regain control of their lives.

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