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February 3, 2010

Get in the Pink Zone with PSU Women’s Hoop on Feb. 13

 

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State University Athletics will be sponsoring the WBCA {Women's Basketball Coaches Association} "PINK ZONE" on Saturday, Feb. 13 when the Panthers host the University of Massachusetts Boston at Foley Gymnasium.

            The event is co-hosted by the PSU men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball teams.  The women's basketball game tips off at 2:30 p.m., and the men follow at 4:30 p.m. All donations collected at the game will go to the "Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund". It will also be "Senior Day" at Foley Gymnasium, as the PSU men's and women's basketball seniors will be recognized prior to their respective games.

            The coaching staff of PSU will be wearing pink along with all the student-athletes who will wear pink shoelaces. T-shirts will be available in a campaign to raise awareness and honor those who are, and have battled breast cancer.

            Come and support the Plymouth State Panthers as they tangle with the Beacons of UMass Boston and help increase breast cancer awareness and fight this vicious disease.

            The WBCA's "Pink Zone" initiative is a global, unified effort for the WBCA's nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.

            For more information please contact S. Lauren Lavigne, Head Women's Basketball Coach at 603-535-2763 or l_lavign@plymouth.edu or Moira Long, PSU Women's Volleyball Coach at 603-535-2778 or mlong@plymouth.edu.

PSU students at 2008 Think Pink Night WBCA Pink ZoneTM History
The WBCA began the WBCA Pink ZoneTM, formerly known as "Think Pink", in 2007 as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in communities. In 2007, more than 120 schools unified for this effort and helped make the inaugural year a 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. Click here for more information. 

About the Kay Yow/WBCA CancerTM Fund
The Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer FundTM is a 501 c(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.  Click
here for more information. 

About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the WBCA promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For additional information about the WBCA, please visit wbca.org 

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