"Diamond Dig" during USM game to raise money for Pink Ribbon Fund

"Diamond Dig" during USM game to raise money for Pink Ribbon Fund

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The word dugout will take on a whole new meaning at the Southern Miss-UAB home baseball game this weekend. That's when one lucky person will win a half-carat diamond and all they have to do is dig it out of a pot of dirt.

It's all part of a fund-raiser for the Pink Ribbon Fund.

20 folks who buy "Diamond Dig" tickets anytime during the three-game series with UAB on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be selected at random to take part in the event at Pete Taylor Park Saturday afternoon.

"They'll be invited to line up on the edge of the field (and) when the referee blows his whistle, they're going to go out and claim one of 20 big flower pots as theirs and they're going to be given a little shovel and they're going to do the 'diamond dig,'" said Susan Light, co-founder and CEO of the Pink Ribbon Fund. They're going to dig around in there and there's a prize in every one of those pots, but only one is going to have the real diamond," she said.

Lights Jewelers is donating the stone, which is worth $1,500.

It's hoped the event will raise $5,000.