Orediggers honor seniors, Mariah’s Challenge

The Montana Tech volleyball team looks to close out its home schedule this week and bring awareness to a couple of groups dear to their hearts.

This Thursday, and for the second year in a row, the team will wear raspberry jerseys to bring awareness to Mariah’s Challenge. Saturday evening’s match is “Senior Night” and the four seniors on the team will be honored prior to the start of the match.

The Diggers, winners of five of six matches, will wear raspberry jerseys against Rocky Mountain on Thursday to bring awareness to Mariah’s Challenge.  Mariah’s Challenge is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and the prevention of underage drinking and driving in Montana. Mariah Daye McCarthy was tragically killed on Oct. 28, 2007 by an underage driver who had been drinking.

Mariah’s father, Leo McCarthy, started the foundation to pass on the importance of preventing underage drinking and driving to Butte’s young people and challenge students to avoid those situations.

Leo McCarthy is currently being honored by CNN Heroes campaign. By voting for McCarthy on the CNN Heroes site, Mariah’s Challenge could receive a $250,000 grant. Voting is open until Nov. 28.

Saturday evening’s game against Dickinson State was changed from its original time to 5 p.m. because of a number of athletic events on Saturday. “Senior Night” will honor the four Tech seniors on the team, Jesse Bowden, Shersteen Cline, Kirstin King and Lacey Phelan.

The women’s basketball team hosts a non-conference game against University of Montana Western after the volleyball match on Saturday.

– Montana Tech Sports Information