HAMDEN, Conn. On Saturday, Feb. 7, in recognition of breast cancer awareness the Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will host a "Pink Zone" as part of a special program through the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and the Northeast Conference. The first 250 fans to the game will receive a free pink NEC T-shirt. In addition, representatives from the American Cancer Society will be on hand for the second consecutive year to provide information about breast cancer awareness and answer any questions.
The Bobcats, who are currently in fourth place in NEC standings with a 6-3 league record, tip-off against Bryant University at noon on Feb. 7 at the TD Banknorth Sports Center.
As part of the WBCA's Pink Zone initiative, NCAA Division I women's basketball programs nationwide are encouraging players and coaches, as well as fans, to wear something pink to the game to help raise awareness for fighting breast cancer. The Quinnipiac women's basketball team will wear pink shoelaces during the game while head coach Tricia Fabbri and her coaching staff will wear pink and black.
The WBCA began the Pink Zone, formerly known as "Think Pink," in 2007 with more than 120 schools. In 2008, over 1,200 teams and organizations participated, including Quinnipiac University, reaching more than 830,000 fans and raising in excess of $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research.