Women's Basketball Team Raises $1,000 for Kay Yow / WBCA Cancer Fund

Published on Wed, March 04, 2009

Marywood University's WBCA "Pink Zone" women's basketball game Monday, February 16, 2009 versus Centenary College raised $1000 for the Kay Yow/ WBCA Cancer Fund to help in the fight against breast cancer.

Marywood's match-up against Centenary College drew over 550 fans, and the two teams gave those in attendance a fantastic show as the Pacers pulled out a 104-89 win. In addition to the $500 raised from t-shirt sales, fan contributions added another $500 to the total.

The Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) "Pink Zone" initiative is a global, unified effort for the WBCA's nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.  Proceeds from "Pink Zone" T-shirt sales and donation activities throughout the day will benefit the Kay Yow / WBCA Cancer Fund. 

Each year, more than 900 colleges and universities around the country participate in "Pink Zone" games to show their support. Fans were encouraged to wear pink to the game, and Marywood University contributed half of the proceeds from the gate to the cause along with the help of the women's lacrosse team collecting donations throughout the evening.