02/14/2008

WVU women’s team plays for breast cancer awareness
Gold and blue turns pink for Saturday’s game

West Virginia University’s women’s basketball team will raise awareness for breast cancer when the Mountaineers host Think Pink during their game against DePaul on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. 

WVU is one of more than 800 colleges nationwide that have selected a game to highlight the Think Pink initiative, which was created by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association last year. 

“Our players are proud to team up with other coaches and schools in the WBCA for such a worthy cause,” said Mike Carey, WVU women’s basketball coach.  “We encourage fans from the university and local community to wear pink and come out and watch some of the most exciting basketball action in the country, while supporting the effort to raise breast cancer awareness.”

The Dominion Post will insert two free tickets to the basketball game in every copy of the paper on Friday, Feb. 15.  The paper will donate a quarter to the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at WVU for each ticket redeemed at the game.

At halftime, Breast Care Center founder Betty Puskar will be recognized, and the WVU Dance Team will perform.

Several game day promotions are planned to encourage widespread community support.  One-dollar admission coupons will be sold at local Dairy Mart stores.  Also, NCAA Girls and Women in Sports Day posters will be given to the first 100 youth who attend the game. 

For more details about game day promotions call WVU’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at (304) 293-3711.


 

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For more information:
Sherry Stoneking, Cancer Center, (304) 293-4599
sstoneking@rcb.hsc.edu
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