Chestnut Hill, MA – During Saturday afternoon’s game, Pine Manor College and St. Joseph College helped to close out a week of Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone® games as part of a national initiative to help raise breast cancer awareness. Each Great Northeast Atheltic Conference school hosted a Pink Zone game over the last week, beginning on February 12 with St. Joseph (CT) hosting Simmons.
Donations made at Saturday’s game will be donated primarily to the Kay Yow Fund for cancer research. Over $85,000 has been raised this week as part of the national Pink Zone initiative. Prior to the game both teams observed a moment of silence in honor of legendary North Carolina State Coach Kay Yow, who passed away in 2009 after fighting breast cancer for over 20 years. Coach Yow recorded 737 victories during her coaching career while also guiding the United States Women’s Basketball team to the gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics. In June of 2002, Coach Yow’s accomplishments earned her induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and on July 11, 2007, Coach Yow was presented with the inaugural “Jimmy V. ESPY Award for Perseverance.”
Pine Manor, St. Joseph College (CT) and the rest of the member schools of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference encourage you to get involved, and make a donation in support of breast cancer research. You can find out more about the Pink Zone initiative by visiting: http://www.wbca.org/2011pinkzone/
Sat, February 19, 2011
by Sports Information