RICHMOND, Va. – For two of VCU's fall squads, this weekend could have the biggest impact than any other. Home matches for the men’s soccer and volleyball teams will give both squads the chance to improve their positioning as conference tournament time is fast approaching. It also gives those who bleed black and gold the chance to support an important cause.

Both teams will host their annual Breast Cancer Awareness nights during VCU’s Fall Break weekend. Volleyball will kick the festivities off first with their “Dig It Pink” match Friday night, October 22nd, against the Georgia State Panthers at 7 p.m. The first 200 fans to the Verizon Wireless Arena will receive free shirts.

The weekend home stand will be crucial for VCU Volleyball. Fresh off their road sweep of CAA rivals George Mason and James Madison, the Rams will be looking to continue their impressive conference run as they approach a possible CAA conference tournament run.

On Saturday night at 7 p.m., the Men’s Soccer club will have their “Pink Out” for their match against the Drexel Dragons at VCU’s Sports Backers Stadium. The first 200 fans out to the game will receive free shirts.

Pink Outs:

Friday, Oct. 22nd
Volleyball vs. Georgia State
Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center

Saturday, Oct. 23rd
Men's Soccer vs. Drexel
VCU's Sports Backers Stadium

Men’s Soccer, like Volleyball, is amid a stretch of games that could propel them into the crowded CAA tournament. The Rams have only lost one of their six conference games, and Saturday’s match will be the last home conference match of the year.

In the United States, Breast Cancer is the second –leading cause of cancer among women. The Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation estimated that 121 out of every 100,000 women in the Commonwealth of Virginia was diagnosed with breast cancer from 2002-2006. Ram fans can help support breast cancer awareness by helping to support VCU Athletics’ partner for these awareness nights.

Both promotional nights are in support of the Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Medical Center. Widely known as one of the top cancer institutes in the country, VCU’s Massey Cancer Center is at the forefront of cancer research. The center provides Ram fans another important cause to support as they cheer on the Black & Gold this weekend.