PINK OUT The Al Saturday Night Against Pittsburgh
Jan. 29, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's basketball team will host its seventh annual PINK OUT in support of breast cancer awareness on Saturday, Feb. 4, for the Golden Eagles' game against Pittsburgh. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.
Marquette's PINK OUT is part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "Play 4 Kay" initiative to help raise breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. Over 1,000 schools nationwide will assist in this effort Feb. 10-20.
Play 4 Kay, formerly known as the Pink Zone, is in honor of the late Kay Yow, former NC State University head women's basketball coach. She served as the catalyst for Play 4Kay after her third recurrence of breast cancer in 2006. Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009.
• The Golden Eagles will be sporting pink uniforms, shooting shirts, along with other pink accessories and accents during the game. The MU coaching staff as well as the band and cheerleaders will all be wearing pink.
• Marquette women's basketball pink t-shirts are available for a $10 donation. Pink sunglasses and shoelaces are also on sale for $4. T-shirts can be purchased on game day at the Al McGuire Center, at the Marquette Spirit Shop and online at shop.marquette.edu.
•There will be a health fair sponsored by United Healthcare, the Center for Health Education and Promotion, Association of Marquette University Women, and Marquette University's Ethnic Alumni Association on the concourse of the Al McGuire Center beginning at 6 p.m. This interactive Health Fair features a wide variety of displays, activities, and educational materials designed to keep you and your families healthy for a lifetime! Health fair raffle prizes include a Marquette Girls Basketball Camp giveaway, an autographed ball signed by head coach Terri Mitchell, pink gift baskets, Spirit Shop gift cards and more.
•A bra drive in which all donated new or gently used bras will go to the Sexual Assault Treatment Center of Greater Milwaukee. Collection boxes will be located in the lobby of the Al McGuire Center, the Alumni Memorial Union, Rec Center, Rec Plex, McCormick Residence Hall, Schroeder Residence Hall, and Cobeen Residence Hall.
•A 3-point attack against breast cancer. One can pledge $5, $10, or any other amount for each MU 3-pointer made on February 4. There is also an option to give a flat donation.
Where donations will go
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