GREENSBORO, NC – UNC Greensboro's women's basketball program, in conjunction with the Southern Conference, will hold its annual Pink Zone game, formerly known as "Think Pink," on Saturday against Western Carolina at 3 p.m. The event will benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund and UNCG's Relay for Life.
Money for cancer treatment, prevention and research will be raised through a variety of ways. Admission to the game will be $5, with $2 from each ticket going toward the cause. In addition, $1 from every soda purchased at the concession stand will also be donated.
Also benefitting the initiative will be a pass-the-hat donation during the game. Pink shoelaces will be on sale for $2 and donation tins will be at various areas at the arena.
The UNCG cheerleaders and volleyball team will be on hand at the 107.5 KZL Summer Camp Craze and Kid Expo, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Elliott University Center on the UNCG campus, handing out flyers and taking donations for the Pink Zone game.
Also at the game, various Relay for Life paraphernalia, including luminaries, will be available for purchase. UNCG's Relay for Life is scheduled for April 24 at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
Cancer survivors will be treated to free admission to the Pink Zone game, MVP seating on the floor, a gift bag and a Spartan Club pregame social with food and drinks. Those interested should contact Jackie Walsh at 336-334-3253, 336-420-6408 or email@example.com to make reservations.
On the day of the game, UNCG cheerleaders and the basketball team will be wearing the pink laces and event staff will be wearing pink T-shirts. Fleming Gym will be decorated with pink and white balloons and pink banners on the railings.
UNCG's 2009 WBCA Pink Zone game is sponsored by Pepsi, the American Cancer Society and the UNCG Athletics Department.
UNCG brings a 9-15 overall record and a 6-9 Southern Conference mark into the game, and has won two straight to move up to seventh in the SoCon standings. Western Carolina is 13-11, 9-6 and also brings a two-game win streak into the game. The Catamounts sit tied for fourth in the league and took a 57-49 win over the Spartans in Cullowhee, NC, on Jan. 17.
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