MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College women's basketball team will take part in the Play 4Kay initiative when it plays host to its cross-town rival Southern New Hampshire University on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m.
The annual Play 4Kay initiative provides coaches and student athletes around the country the opportunity to "come together as one" to raise awareness for breast cancer research on the court, in their communities and beyond.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink, which is the ribbon color of breast cancer awareness. The women's and men's games on Wednesday will also feature a special halftime contest where one lucky Saint Anselm fan will have the chance to win a flat-screen television
Throughout February, high schools, universities and local organizations are dedicated to raise funds and awareness to support the Kay Yow Cancer Funds (KYCF) with a mission of supporting scientific research focused on women's cancers, as well as projects assisting the underserved community.
In her 34-year tenure at North Carolina State University, the late Kay Yow became the first coach to win two Olympic gold medals, guided her teams to 20 NCAA Tournaments and was inducted into 11 Halls of Fame. However, Coach Yow's legacy in the community extends far beyond the basketball court. Yow founded the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in 2007 before passing away in 2009 after her 22-year battle with breast cancer.
Coach Yow's passion and leadership served as the catalyst for Play 4Kay, the KYCF's flagship fundraising initiative. Since its inception, the Play 4 Kay program has raised more than $3.93 million to support women's cancer research. For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.kayyow.com.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) 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.