Entering the Pink Zone
Monday, Feb. 9
It’s back to Mac Court this week for the Oregon women’s basketball team. The Ducks host Washington State at 7 p.m., Thursday, and finish the weekend with a 2 p.m. game on Saturday against the Washington Huskies.
Across the nation, college women’s basketball teams have been hosting “Pink Zone” events during the month of February to raise breast cancer awareness across the nation.
The Ducks will participate in the event for the third straight year on Saturday, debuting their new pink uniforms at Mac Court.
Oregon fans are asked to wear pink to the game. Last year’s “Pink Zone” game brought 2,733 Oregon fans to Mac Court - one of the largest crowds of the year - and the Ducks would like to surpass that number this year.
Below is some information about Saturday’s game and the important cause it supports.
SEE YOU SATURDAY!!!
EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women’s basketball team will host its third annual “Pink Zone” event on Saturday, Feb. 14, when the Ducks play the Washington Huskies at Mac Court.
The “Pink Zone” initiative is a global, united effort for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities, and beyond. In 2007, the inaugural year of the campaign was an immediate success with over 120 schools participating. In 2008, over 1,200 teams and organizations participated, reaching over 830,000 fans and raising over $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research.
Duck fans are encouraged to ‘Pink Out’ the game, which is scheduled to be televised at 2 p.m., by the Oregon Sports Network on Comcast SportsNet Northwest.
Awareness & Donations - “Shoot for the Cure”
Fans can either make flat donations or pledge money toward each three-point basket Oregon scores in the game to “Shoot for the Cure”.
The WBCA’s charity of choice is the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, in partnership with The V Foundation. The Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, named after the legendary coach who lost her 20-year battle with breast cancer on Jan. 26, was announced on Dec. 3, 2007, and in partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research, raises money in the fight against women’s cancers.
All donations collected at the game will go to the Willamette Valley Cancer Center and the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.
Raffle for Prizes
In an effort to raise more money for the cause, fans will receive a raffle ticket for every $5 that is pledged or donated. During the game, a variety of unique autographed items from the women’s basketball program will be auctioned off.
To purchase tickets online for the game, click here.