USU Women's Basketball Hosting Think Pink Night On Feb. 21
Jan. 24, 2008
LOGAN, Utah -
Utah State women's basketball team will host Nevada on Thursday, Feb. 21 on "Think Pink Night," part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association "Cancer Awareness Weekend." All fans attending the game are encouraged to wear pink as a show of support for the brave individuals battling cancer. The $5 for admission charge for adult, $1 childrens will be waived for anyone wearing pink to the game. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
"Utah State women's basketball wants to honor and recognize these champions," said head coach Raegan Pebley. "We want to do whatever we can to help. It is our goal that this project turns into a major local campaign that will support the WBCA Kay Yow Cancer Fund and Susan G. Komen Foundation."
In addition to "Think Pink Night" fans are encouraged to participate in "Quilts For The Cure." Fans are encouraged to make and bring quilts to donate. The donated quilts will be given away to those affected by breast cancer. The recipients of the quilts will be announced in the second half.
Fans attending USU women's basketball home games prior to February 21 can drop off the names of those affected by breast cancer at the promotions table located inside the main entrance to the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
"Those that have personally or indirectly battled breast cancer are true competitors," Pebley said. "They are warriors. Whether they have lost or won their battle they are a part of finding the answer to cure this disease."
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) began "Think Pink" in 2007 with more than 120 schools participating. Fans wishing for more information on the WBCA's "Think Pink" initiative can log onto www.wbca.org/thinkpink.asp.
The WBCA's "Think Pink" initiative is a global, unified effort for the WBCA nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.