Saint Martin’s basketball teams wear pink to support the fight against
February 19, 2010
Lacey, Washington — Both Saint Martin’s women's and
men's basketball teams will wear pink shirts in support of the fight
against breast cancer at this weekend's home games on Saturday, February
20. Tip-off for the women's game is 5:15 p.m., while men's game will
tip-off at 7:30 p.m. Both teams will play the University of
Alaska-Anchorage in the Marcus Pavilion. Be sure to wear YOUR PINK to
The teams are wearing pink, and the Marcus Pavilion
will be decorated in pink, as part of Women's Basketball Coaches
Association (WBCA)'s Pink Zone initiative, a unified effort to raise
breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities,
and beyond. Over 1,550 schools and organizations are committed to
participating in this year's initiative, which will run from February
12-21. Throughout the WBCA Pink Zone week, basketball teams and
supporters across the nation will dedicate one game to raise breast
cancer awareness and funding. Teams, fans, and arenas will be decked out
in pink, survivors will be honored at games, referees will blow pink
whistles, and much more.
Saint Martin's will hold a raffle during the games.
All the proceeds from the raffle as well as popcorn sales will go to the
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. The Kay
Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund is a charitable organization committed to being a
part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through
raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and
unifying people for a common cause.
"[The Pink Zone initiative] is a great event that
not only gets all of our students and fans excited but also helps to
raise awareness about this horrible disease," says Nykki Schele, Saint
Martin's sports information director. "Every little bit helps in moving
closer to finding a cure and we are happy to help in any way we can."
Saint Martin’s University is an independent
four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre
wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic
Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine
colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only
one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares
students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate
programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering.
Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious
backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses
located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Olympic College, Centralia College,
and Tacoma Community College.
For additional information:
Sports information director
Saint Martin’s University
Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of communications & marketing
Saint Martin’s University