Every October, Feather River College holds a weekend of sporting events that raise money for breast cancer awareness. The annual series of events, called Dig for a Cure, is hitting home a lot closer this year. The events set for this weekend will raise funds for FRC alumna and former athlete Deedra Desentz.
Desentz, a Quincy resident, was diagnosed with breast cancer last July. Desentz recently had a double mastectomy and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Thus, this year’s event lineup will be called Dig for Deedra, Dig for a Cure.
Desentz played basketball for FRC between 1995 and 1997 when the team finished eighth in the state. Desentz came back to FRC 10 years later and played volleyball in 2007. She made quite an impact on the athletic department.
Friday’s volleyball game at FRC will get the fundraising started. Profits from the game’s admission along with sales of commemorative shirts will all go to the Dig for Deedra fund.
After the game, the newly opened Paradise Grill will stay open late and give a substantial amount of its sales to Desentz. The restaurant’s fundraising will start at 9 p.m. and last as long as people keep coming.
Saturday’s football game against Sacramento City College will be the final kicker of the fundraising campaign. All proceeds will be donated to Desentz, so high attendance is encouraged by the FRC athletic department.
Those who can’t attend the events but would still like to donate to the cause can contact Valerie Grammer at firstname.lastname@example.org.