SALISBURY, Md. – On Saturday, February 14, the Salisbury University women's basketball team encourages all fans to wear pink, as it names its matchup against Frostburg State University the annual Play4Kay game to help the fight against breast cancer.
This special event is played across the country and NCAA to increase breast 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 breast cancer by "raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause".
The Sea Gulls have various forms of donation options, including pink t-shirt sales from Tuesday to Thursday between the times of 11 a.m.-1 p.m., outside of The Commons. Each shirt is $10.
During the game, fans can also 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.
All proceeds will go directly to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Come out wearing your pink and help raise awareness for breast cancer research while watching the Sea Gulls aim to stay undefeated in the Capital Athletic Conference against the Bobcats. Prior to the start of the game, six seniors will be recognized for the careers at Salisbury. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m., in Maggs Physical Activities Center.