The Youngstown State women's basketball team will participate in the national Play4Kay initiative to fight against women's cancers in its game against Green Bay on Feb. 17. Tipoff against the Phoenix at Beeghly Center is set for 1 p.m.
The Penguins will have several events surrounding the game with the goals of raising awareness and fundraising to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The program is extending a special invitation to survivors of breast cancer to be recognized collectively at the media timeout of the second period. T-shirts will be sold throughout the contest, and all money from sales will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. All fans in attendance are encouraged to wear pink to help raise awareness for breast cancer and support the Play4Kay initiative.
The Kay Yow 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. Since its founding in 2007 in honor of former North Carolina State head coach Kay Yow, $5.38 million has been granted for scientific research and related programs focused on women's cancers. The "pink phenomenon" in women's basketball began during the 2004-05 season, and Play4Kay was originally called Think Pink and Pink Zone.
Direct donations to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund can be made on kayyow.com.