Pioneers to host Pink Zone event Feb. 7
Jan. 26, 2009
The Point Park women’s basketball team will raise money and awareness for breast cancer Feb. 7 when it hosts a WBCA Pink Zone™ game.
Point Park plays Houghton in an American Mideast Conference game at 2 p.m. on Feb. 7, and that day the Pioneers will show their support for the Pink Zone initiative, which was created by the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association in 2007.
The WBCA encourages every women’s basketball team in the country to host Pink Zone events, and Point Park’s participation is being organized by the Student Athlete Council.
Point Park purchased Pink Zone gear from the WBCA, and all the proceeds were donated to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund™, which is the WBCA’s charity of choice. Kay Yow, the long-time head women’s basketball coach at N.C. State, lost her battle with breast cancer Saturday at the age of 66.
To demonstrate support Feb. 7, Point Park will wear Pink Zone t-shirts during pregame warm-ups, and both teams will wear Pink Zone sweatbands on their wrists during the game.
Additionally, the Pioneers will raise money for Kim’s Krusaders, which has a special connection to the Point Park athletic department. Kim’s Krusaders is an organization dedicated to raising money for the college education of Jake and Jon Brickman, the nephews of Point Park athletic trainer Kristin Baker. Baker’s sister Kim Dearborn-Brickman lost her battle with breast cancer in 2004 at the age of 38.
Kim’s Krusaders raises money through sale of pink-ribbon merchandise, and Point Park will have some of the items on sale Feb. 7. Money will also be raised from the price of admission, a 50-50 raffle and other special events conducted by the Student Athlete Council.