SALISBURY, Md. – On Saturday, February, 20, not only will the Salisbury University women's basketball team be taking on Frostburg State University, but the Sea Gulls will also be fighting against breast cancer as they host their annual Play4Kay game.
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 team will be selling breast 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.
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 breast cancer as they conclude the regular season against the Bobcats. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m., in Maggs Physical Activities Center.