Eighth annual Fall DigFest set for Aug. 12 at Point Place Marina

Dig-Fest 2017


The third Fall Demon DigFest of the Sean Kiracofe era now has a date.

The eighth annual event, which serves as the largest fund-raiser for the Northwestern State volleyball program, will again take place at Point Place Marina on Aug. 12. The marina is located at 1209 Patrick Road, just south of Natchitoches.

Play is set to begin at 8 a.m. and will encompass all day Saturday for what now will be a one-day event. In addition to four-on-four volleyball action, there will be music, food and entertainment.

Teams can feature up to six players and the entry fee is $100 per team. Teams can register and add a current NSU player for $125. Banner sponsorships are available for $150.

“Point Place Marina is a great venue to be able to host this event, and they have been wonderful to work with in the past,” Kiracofe said. “After having to move last year’s event, we look forward to returning to the Marina for another exciting year of DigFest.”

Northwestern State begins its season with an Aug. 25 match against Colorado at the Oklahoma Invitational. The home opener is set for 1 p.m. Sept. 28 against Alcorn State.

For more information or to become a tournament sponsor, contact assistant coach Stacey DiFrancesco by phone at (832) 797-6855 or via email at sdifran3@gmail.com.

Photo Credit: Gary Hardamon/NSU Photographic Services