Golden Eagles to Host Fourth Annual PINK OUT Sunday
Feb. 12, 2009
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's basketball team will be thinking pink and are encouraging others to do the same as it hosts its fourth annual PINK OUT on Sunday, Feb. 15, for the Golden Eagles' game against West Virginia. The 1 p.m. tip-off at the Al McGuire Center will air nationally on ESPNU with Justin Kutcher and Sarah Kustock calling the action.
Marquette's PINK OUT is part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "Pink Zone" 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. 13-22.
Tickets are still available. Call (414) 288-GOMU for more information. All fans in pink receive half-price admission.
All fans are encouraged to help pack the Al in pink. 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.
Pink Marquette Basketball t-shirts are available for a $10 donation. They can be purchased at the Marquette Spirit Shop or online at www.shop.marquette.edu.
Along with the PINK OUT, the Golden Eagles are holding a "3-point Attack Against Breast Cancer." One can pledge $5, $10, or any other amount for each MU 3-pointer made on February 15th. There is also an option to give a flat donation. Pledge cards will be available at the marketing table and can be found online at www.gomarquette.com.
A women's/family health fair sponsored by Aurora will begin at Noon on the Al McGuire Center concourse. There will be booths about cancer prevention and screenings, daily good health, preventing heart disease and more.
Fan are encouraged to bring new or gently used bras for Marquette's bra drive. All donated bras will go to the Sexual Assault Treatment Center of Greater Milwaukee.
Over the last three years, Marquette has raised thousands of dollars for the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program (MBCCAP). This year all money raised will be divided between the MBCCAP and the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.