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Big Pink Volleyball Oct. 14-16 at WIU

October 1, 2019

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MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University Big Pink Volleyball Tournament, an annual event to raise money for breast cancer charities, will begin Monday, Oct. 14 in the Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center. The tournament runs through Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Over the years, the event has raised more than $125,000. The program, co-sponsored by Campus Recreation and Thompson Hall, was started in 2002 by retired WIU Campus Recreation Associate Director Judy Yeast and has sparked at least 15 other universities across the country to start a tournament.

Teams play with a four-foot wide, hot pink volleyball. Proceeds from this year's tournament will benefit Linda's Fund through McDonough District Hospital.

There are three ways to participate this year, by registering a team, buying a shirt or making a donation. Teams must have between four and six players and can be co-ed or single gender. Rally scoring will be used and there are two brackets, competitive and fun.

Registration forms are available at, and must be completed by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

For more information, email Thompson Hall Complex Director Andrew Haugen at

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