The Nebraska Wesleyan women's basketball team will join more than 1,200 teams across the country in raising awareness for breast cancer research on Wednesday (Feb. 18) when they host Midland Lutheran College for a Pink Zone event.
All proceeds from the event will be benefitting the Kay Yow Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Yow, who coached North Carolina State for 34 years, died last month after a decade-long battle with breast cancer.
NWU women's basketball coach Eric Jensen said his team will recognize the cause by wearing pink uniforms. Admission to Wednesday's game is a free-will donation. More than 150 pink t-shirts and other pink promotional items will be given away throughout the evening.
The WBCA Pink Zone Initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court and across college campuses.
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. This year's Pink Zone games are being held across the nation February 13-22.
Wednesday's game begins at 7:30 p.m. in Snyder Arena.
The Pink Zone event is sponsored by the Practice of Drs. Milius, Gibbens, Friesen, Hattan, Martin and Rauner.