SALISBURY, Md. – On Saturday, February, 11 the Salisbury University women's basketball team will be hosting its annual Play4Kay game against Southern Virginia University as the team looks to raise money for women's cancer research.
This special event is played across the country and NCAA to increase women's cancer awareness and honor the memory of legendary N.C. State University's former head women's basketball coach Kay Yow and her battle against breast cancer. In 2007, Coach Yow, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and the V Foundation for Cancer Research, established the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The Fund was started to help fight against all women's cancer by "raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause."
The team will be selling women's cancer awareness Sea Gull basketball shirts all week leading up to the game on Saturday and will have a table located outside of The Commons selling the shirts.
During the game, fans can purchase raffle tickets and place them into a choice of three gift baskets outside the gymnasium with the chance to leave with one at the end of the day. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 apiece or five for $3. The winner of each basket will be announced at halftime of the game. Also, at the game the women's basketball team will be selling t-shirts for $12
All proceeds will go directly to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
The Sea Gulls encourage the fans to come out and support the team on Saturday by wearing pink to help raise awareness against all women's cancer as they conclude their regular-season home slate against the Knights. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m., in Maggs Physical Activities Center.