Women’s Basketball Invites Fans to get into the Pink Zone on Saturday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, the Belmont women's basketball team will unite with hundreds of other colleges and universities around the country and participate in the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association's (WBCA) Pink Zone®, a national initiative to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond and offer support to families and survivors of the disease.
For the third year, the Bruins have teamed up with Nashville affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and proceeds from the Saturday's game will go directly towards helping women in Middle Tennessee. For a second year, BU will don pink uniforms in support of the Pink Zone® as well as giveaway pink t-shirt and pom pons for fans. Survivors will also be honored at halftime with a presentation.
In 2007, more than 120 schools unified for this effort and helped make the inaugural year a success. In 2008, over 1,200 teams and organizations participated, reaching over 830,000 fans and raising over $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research. The 2009 campaign raised over $1.3 million, reached over 912,000 fans, unified more than 1,600 participating teams and organizations, and saw 56+ schools break attendance records at their event. In 2010, over 1,800 participants came together to surpass $1,045,000 in donations and reached more than 922,000 fans across the nation.
Overall, the WBCA Pink Zone has raised nearly $3.3 Million, has reached almost 2.7 Million fans, and has unified over 4,700 participants in only four years.
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