By Brad Welborn, Assistant Director of Communications
Following a lengthy downtime in the world of sports, Northwestern State volleyball offers a return to normalcy with the Demon DigFest slated for July 18.
The annual event, now in its eighth year, is a 10-team, 4-on-4 sand competition. Teams can have up to six people on the roster and one female player must be on the court at all times. This year’s tournament takes place at Point Place Marina on the Cane River beginning at 8 a.m.
“We are excited to be able to host Digfest this summer and are so appreciative of Ms. Debbie and Point Place Marina for allowing us to come,” assistant coach Stacey Aldredge said. “We had to cancel our crawfish fundraiser in April due to COVID-19 but are thankful that we are able to still have this one.
“DigFest has always been important to helping our program with equipment, travel and other needs but this year’s DigFest will be the most important one yet. We plan to use this money to help cover costs that we have lost due to COVID-19 and rise above these challenging times. We are looking forward to a fun filled day.”
The entry fee is $125 per team and proceeds from the event aid the NSU volleyball summer scholarship fund, team travel, locker room renovation and other program projects.
Tournament registration is available at http://www.nsudemons.com/outdoordigfest.
Food will be available for purchase during the day with Cane River Brewery on site as well.
If you are unable to attend, you can support the team by providing a $200 sponsorship for the NSU player or players of your chosing for the upcoming 2020 season.
For more information on DigFest, contact assistant coach Aldredge at (832) 797-6855 or via email at email@example.com.