Texas Tech Pink Zone Game Set for February 19|
Jan. 31, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech women's basketball program will participate in the annual WBCA Pink Zone® initiative during its game against Baylor on Sat., Feb. 19, at 12:30 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on FSN. The Lady Raider basketball reunion will also be held the same day.
Throughout the WBCA Pink Zone® week, women's basketball teams and supporters across the nation will dedicate one game to raise breast cancer awareness and funding. Teams, fans and arena will be decked out in pink, survivors will be honored at games, referees will blow pink whistles, donations will be collected and much more. The Lady Raiders will be wearing official Under Armour pink uniforms during the game. Kristy Curry and her staff will also be wearing pink as part of the awareness.
The WBCA Pink Zone® initiative is a global, unified effort for the WBCA's (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. The WBCA's charity of choice is the Kay Yow Cancer FundTM, in partnership with The V Foundation. The WBCA strongly encourages any donations collected from the WBCA Pink Zone games to be given to the Fund.
All Texas Tech fans who wear pink will receive a $5 reserved seat ticket and Covenant Health Systems is the official game sponsor. Additionally, Tech has announced a 48-hour sale for $5 tickets in sections 106-108. To order, please call (806)742-TECH or use promo code 48HOUR at www.texastech.com/promocode. The sale begins Monday morning Jan. 31 and ends Wed., Feb. 2, at midnight.
Texas Tech will sell an official Pink Zone t-shirt that will only be available at Tech's online store at http://shop.texastech.com/COLLEGE_Texas_Tech_Red_Raiders_T-Shirts/Texas_Tech_Red_Raiders_Rose_Pink_Zone_Ribbon_T-shirt.During the pregame, there will be a special pink ribbon drop presented by the Saddle Tramps and former Lady Raiders present will be introduced during pregame activities. During halftime, there will be a special breast cancer survivor recognition as well as a free throw contest with breast cancer survivors participating alongside former Lady Raider basketball players. There will also be a special check presentation on behalf of General Mills for $10,000 to the Kay Yow Cancer FundTM. Fans will also have the opportunity during halftime as volunteers will pass around pink buckets in the stands for fans to make contribution to the fund. Throughout the month of February, The Marsha Sharp Leadership Circle (MSLC) and the Kay Yow Cancer FundTM are teaming up for its own Pink Treadmill Party to raise money which will benefit both organizations. There will be 10 walkers during the game, including former Lady Raiders on Feb. 19, and each will walk for approximately four minutes and secure donations through sponsors. The CYBEX Pink Treadmill will be courtside at the United Spirit Arena with a great view of the court so walkers will not miss any action of the game. To be a virtual walker or make a donation online, please visit http://pinktreadmillparty.kintera.org. Pink Treadmill Dates
Sat., Feb. 5th vs. Texas A&M, 2 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 16th vs. Iowa State, 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 19th vs. Baylor, 12:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 26th vs. Oklahoma State, 5 p.m.