Men's volleyball to participate in 'EIVA Rallies' campaign

January 30, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The No. 12 Penn State men's volleyball team, a member of the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA), is set to participate in the "EIVA Rallies" campaign for the second consecutive season. The annual campaign benefits the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

"The EIVA partnership with Sloan Kettering and cancer research touches all of us," head coach Mark Pavlik said. "We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. I think the EIVA, and all the coaches and players understand how meaningful it is to support cancer research and the efforts Sloan Kettering."

Beginning this weekend, Penn State head coach Mark Pavlik will help raise awareness for the campaign by wearing a fedora in the Nittany Lions' matchup against travel partner, Saint Francis, Saturday, Feb. 1. He will once again don the hat, when Penn State visits the Red Flash Saturday, April 12.

The Nittany Lions will also host a silent auction during Saturday's match on the west mezzanine level of the main gym in Rec Hall. All proceeds generated from the sale of the exciting items will be donated to the cause.

The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is one of the largest and oldest private cancer centers. Throughout its history, the center has dedicated more than 100 years to patient care and innovative research.

Pavlik and the rest of the EIVA teams hope fans will join the cause and support the mission of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. For more information on the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and information on donating to the official EIVA Rallies Giving Fund, please visit

The Nittany Lions will open the weekend at home with a match against Mount Olive Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., before squaring off against Saint Francis Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Both matches will take place in the main gym at Rec Hall.

Following the weekend at home, Penn State will welcome Ohio State to the court in Rec Hall for a midweek matchup set for Wednesday, Feb. 5. First serve has been moved to 7:15 p.m. in main gym.  

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Last Updated January 30, 2014