VIDEO: "Dig Pink" Night Hits Close To Home For Dillard

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All members of Conference USA volleyball take part in an annual tradition, the "Dig Pink" match, to raise awareness for breast cancer.

The night is a special one regardless of where it takes place, but for North Texas, the night hits a little closer to home as standout sophomore Carnae Dillard is affected by the sickness in her personal life through her loving mother, Dawn "Mama" Dillard.

Mama Dillard has undergone multiple treatments to assist her in her fight against breast cancer, and Carnae, who plays each match for her mother, takes great pride in her performance on the special night.

"This match is important to me, and I know my mom is so excited for it," Carnae said. "Even though she just had surgery a week ago, she is coming down, and she is going to be strong for it. I just hope that we go out, and we play hard to show the people that this is something that is really important to our team."

With Mama Dillard in attendance, the Mean Green will face Charlotte on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. and will wear pink.



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