Feb. 12, 2010
COLUMBIA, S.C. –
University of South Carolina women’s basketball is participating in The WBCA Pink ZoneTM on Sun., Feb. 14, and invites fans to help the fight against breast cancer at the game against Arkansas. In addition to the conclusion of the Piggy Bank Project, the team will raise money for both the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund and Palmetto Health Breast Center by collecting donations at the game and by auctioning off their game-worn pink jerseys.
The Gamecocks began their fundraising with the Piggy Bank Project at the Jan. 28 game against Ole Miss when fans at Colonial Life Arena were given a South Carolina Women’s Basketball Piggy Bank, which the team encourages them to bring back filled with their donation to Sunday’s game.
Immediately following the game, the auction for jerseys and a team autographed pink basketball will begin at www.GamecocksOnline.com. The auction will be open for two weeks with all funds going to directly to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund and the Palmetto Health Breast Center.
The WBCA Pink ZoneTM initiative is a global, unified effort for the WBCA’s nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. The initiative is not just about raising funds, and the Gamecocks will do their part to raise awareness of the importance of this issue by handing out pink t-shirts, courtesy of Academy Sports and Outdoors, to the first 1,200 fans. With the help of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, area cancer survivors will be honored on the court at halftime.
Tipoff at Colonial Life Arena is set for 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the arena box office, online at www.GamecockOnline.com or by calling 800-4SC-FANS (800-472-3267).