ODAC Teams with WBCA's "PinkZone"
Conference Teams Go Pink For WBCA’s Initiative
FOREST, Va. --- Old Dominion Athletic
Conference women's basketball teams are participating in the
Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone
initiative during the month of February. The "Pink Zone," is an
outreach and fundraising effort supported by the WBCA to raise
breast cancer awareness in college communities and beyond. This
year's Pink Zone dates are February 11-20, but teams without games
during that week are encouraged to participate throughout the month
Hollins University kicked off the event a few days early on January 29 when they hosted Randolph College. Randolph was next in line when it played Lynchburg College at home on February 4. Two schools, Emory & Henry College and Guilford College, participated on the following day. Washington and Lee University had its “Pink Zone” game on February 8 as it hosted Randolph-Macon College.
Virginia Wesleyan College continues the initiative this weekend when it hosts Eastern Mennonite University on Saturday, February 12 for a 4:00 pm game. The Hornets and the Yellow Jackets will add to the pinkness on Friday, February 18 as they each host 7:00 pm contests. Bridgewater College will combine its senior night and “pink zone” game the next day against the Wasps of Emory & Henry at 3:00 pm, while Eastern Mennonite University will have its pink game against Guilford at 3:00 pm.
Schools around the league will do various things to raise awareness. Some schools will have a “Pink Out”, while others will sell shirts and other apparel. The proceeds from the sales will benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Some schools will offer a moment of silence for those who have lost their battle to cancer and for those who are currently fighting it.
The NCAA has also joined the WBCA's Pink Zone initiative by continuing the "Calling for a Cure" campaign, in which all NCAA women's basketball officials will be blowing a pink whistle in games during the period set aside for this year's program.
For additional information on WBCA's Pink Zone, visit http://www.wbca.org/2011pinkzone/.