Seattle University women’s basketball invites
fans to the Play 4Kay Breast Cancer Awareness Game on Saturday, Feb. 9. Tipoff
is set for 4 p.m. as the Redhawks welcome New Mexico State to the Connolly Center
in a Western Athletic Conference competition. Fans are encouraged to join the
team, coaches, and staff as they hope to make a difference in the fight against
women’s cancers through the 2013 Play 4Kay Initiative. Since its inception in
2007, Play 4Kay has raised over $2 million.
Kay Yow, former North Carolina State
University head women’s basketball coach, was first diagnosed with breast
cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009, after facing her third
bout with the disease. Yow was influential both on the court, with more than
700 career wins, as well as off, as the Kay Yow National Coach of the Year
Award is now presented annually to the women’s college basketball coach who
shows exemplary personal character in and outside of coaching.
With the creation of the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer
Fund in 2007, Yow hoped to raise money to further cutting-edge research, as
well as give cancer patients access to experimental drugs and clinical trials.
Overall, the fund has raised over $7 million in support of women’s cancer
research and allocated $2.5 million with current research projects under
All breast cancer survivors will receive FREE
admission to the game. Free pink Play 4Kay t-shirts will also be given out to
the first 150 fans in the door.
As an added incentive, if the team’s
fundraising goal of $5000 is met by the end of the game, head coach Joan
Bonvicini has agreed to be pied in the face at center court by one of her
players following the game.
To support this great cause, there are a
number of ways to get involved as follows:
an online donation HERE
a ticket to the game on Feb. 9 by calling the Redhawk Ticket Office at
(206) 398-GOSU or at the door on gameday ($2 of every ticket go to the Kay
Yow Cancer Fund)
the game, fans can: buy a bag of popcorn, purchase pink wristbands,
purchase raffle tickets to win prizes, participate in the silent auction
(All proceeds go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund)
For questions or more information, contact Aaron Menard at email@example.com or (206) 220-8584.