Northwestern volleyball team scores a win for Miracles of Mitch Foundation, October 31, 2013
By Greg Johnson

The University of Northwestern may have lost its battle against the University of St. Thomas on the volleyball court on Wednesday night, but the Eagles, and more importantly, the Minnesota-based Miracles of Mitch Foundation, scored a big win at "Purple for Gold" night in the Ericksen Center.

Over $2,000 was raised through a silent auction coordinated by the Northwestern varsity and junior varsity squads. Each player was asked to donate goods or services to the auction while numerous local businesses also provided the same opportunity to have their products bid on by those who attended the match that featured both teams wearing the color purple. Some volleyball players donated time raking leaves or babysitting, while others offered movie night gift baskets, tae kwon do lessons and tickets to an upcoming Minnesota Wild game. One student-athlete even went as far as to put a coffee date with herself on the table. In all, 65 items were up for bid as part of the silent auction...

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