Women's Basketball to Participate in WBCA's "Pink Zone Week"
WASHINGTON- On Saturday evening the CUA women's basketball team will be thinking of more than just a crucial conference game against rival Scranton University. They'll be participating in "Pink Zone Week", a program sponsored by the WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) to raise awareness for breast cancer.
"We're very excited to be participating in such a worthwhile program," says head coach Matt Donohue. "It's a great opportunity to show our support for this truly important cause."
In all games between February 13-22, the Cards will be warming up in pink t-shirts and sporting pink shoe laces to raise awareness and to honor those who have been affected by the breast cancer. In addition, the coaching staff will be wearing upside-down pink ribbons in honor of North Carolina State coach Kay Yow who died in January after a 22-year battle with breast cancer.
More than 120 schools unified for this effort in 2007, making the inaugural year a huge success. In 2008, over 1,200 teams and organizations participated, reaching over 830,000 fans and raising over $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research.
For more information on Pink Zone Week, please visit the WBCA website.