The Nebraska Wesleyan women's basketball team joined more than 1,200 teams across the country in raising awareness for breast cancer research on Wednesday, Feb. 18 when they hosted Midland Lutheran College for a Pink Zone event.
The NWU Women's Basketball program raised over $900 dollars that went towards benefitting the Kay Yow Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Yow, who coached North Carolina State for 34 years, died last month after a decade-long battle with breast cancer.
The Prairie Wolves accepted free will donations at the gate, instead of charging admission, handed out 150 free pink T-shirts and also had an auction at halftime selling a pink zone blanket and a basketball signed by the NWU women's basketball team.
Nebraska Wesleyan also wore pink uniforms during the game that they eventually lost, 70-42, to the Warriors.
The WBCA Pink Zone Initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court and across college campuses.
The 2009 Pink Zone event was sponsored by the Practice of Drs. Milius, Gibbens, Friesen, Hattan, Martin and Rauner.