Golden Eagles to Host Fifth Annual PINK OUT
Feb. 19, 2010
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's basketball team will think pink and is encouraging others to do the same as it hosts its fourth annual PINK OUT on Saturday, Feb. 20, for the Golden Eagles' game against DePaul. The 1 p.m. tip-off at the Al McGuire Center will air regionally on BIG EAST TV locally on Sports32.
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 1,500 schools nationwide will assist in this effort Feb. 12-21.
Tickets are still available. Call (414) 288-GOMU for more information.
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 Al McGuire Center Saturday, or 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 20th. 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 health fair sponsored by the Center for Health Education & Promotion/Student Health Service, Colleges Against Cancer, Alpha Phi Sorority and the Blood Cener of Wisconsin will begin at Noon on the Al McGuire Center concourse. The first 1,000 fans to visit each booth will receive a FREE travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer courtesy of the Association of Marquette University Women.
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.
The Golden Eagles are also looking for 10 volunteers to donate eight-or-more inches of their hair to the Beautiful Lengths Campaign for wigs for cancer patients. "The cut" will be done at halftime Saturday.
Over the last four 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.