February 20, 2009
Bulldogs Join Fight Against Breast Cancer
Samford’s athletic department has joined the fight against breast cancer as it will support the Women's Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) Pink Zone initiative, a global, unified effort for the organization's nation of coaches to assist in raising awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.
The Samford Women’s Basketball players will be wearing pink t-shirts during warm-ups and sporting pink shoelaces as they host Western Carolina on Monday, Feb. 23 in Pete Hanna Center (tip-off at 7 p.m.).
The Samford athletics staff will be wearing pink, and fans are encouraged to do the same to receive $2 off admission. Pink ribbons will be distributed to fans as they enter the arena. The athletic department also will have pink t-shirts and pink Crocs on sale at the game, with proceeds going to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.
Samford’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority will be teaming-up with the athletic department to assist in promoting the event and collecting donations to benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. The sorority’s philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness.
Brenda Ladun, ABC 33/40 news anchor, will be in attendance at the game and will feature Samford women’s basketball in her weekly segment, “Matters of Faith,” the week of the game.
The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is working in conjunction with the women’s basketball program in a competition with other SAAC programs in the Southern Conference by selling pink shoelaces for $2 at all remaining men’s and women’s basketball games. The SAAC program that sells the most shoelaces will receive $500. All proceeds from the shoelaces will benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.
If you would like to participate or donate to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund please contact Jessica Pierce at 205-726-2907 or by e-mail at: email@example.com.