The University of Illinois Springfield Volleyball Team is hosting a GOLD OUT game on September
28, 2018 against Missouri S & T to fundraise and raise awareness for pediatric cancer awareness month.

Both schools competing in the match on September 28th have gold as one of their school colors, making this a perfect match up to deck out the gym in gold. So if you are in the Springfield area come out to The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) on the University of Illinois Springfield campus wearing any gold you have.

Swifty Foundation bracelets and ribbons will be for sale the week prior to the game and during the day of the game. We will also be collecting donations throughout the game as well.

If you are unable to attend the game in Springfield on the 28th but would still like to donate please click the donate button!

Thank you for all your support of UIS Volleyball and the Swifty Foundation!



Campaign Goal: $2,000

Amount Raised: $0

How To Participate:

  • Attend the game on September 28th and wear GOLD
  • Purchase a Swifty Foundation bracelet or gold ribbon. ( Available from players prior to the game and during the game)
  • Donate to Swifty Foundation with the form below or at the game

If you’re ready to be part of the movement to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer, please fill out the donate form below.

A Bit About The Swifty Foundation

The Swifty Foundation began with Michael Gustafson who was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 10. Shortly after his diagnosis, Michael began fundraising for cancer research and recruited his friends to help. At the end of Michael’s battle, with the help of his parents Patti and Al, he started the Swifty Foundation.

The Swifty Foundation now focuses on finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer in three ways:

  1. Promoting post-mortem tissue donation to improve research
  2. Improving collaboration among organizations and researchers working to cure pediatric cancer
  3. Funding research of recurrent medulloblastoma

When Michael was nearing his 15th birthday, his mom recorded this video in a restaurant parking lot. By this point, Michael already knew he wasn’t going to beat brain cancer for himself. But he could beat it for someone else. In the video, Michael lays out what he called his “Master Plan” — to become a tissue donor in hopes of finding a cure.

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