South Bend, IN - Indiana University South Bend Athletics, in conjunction with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), will present "Pink Zone" Day on Tuesday, February 2nd, when the women's and men's basketball teams play host to Olivet Nazarene University with start times of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The event will take place at the Student Activities Center on the campus of IU South Bend. The goal of the event is to help increase awareness about the fight against breast cancer.
The event is part of the WBCA's "Pink Zone" initiative, which currently includes more than 600 participating schools. "We are extremely proud to participate in the Pink Zone Day initiative," said IU South Bend Executive Director of Athletics and Activities Gary Demski. "This is a wonderful opportunity for the IU South Bend Athletics Department to do our part in the fight against this disease. We are looking forward to a wonderful turnout, and we hope to provide our fans with a pleasant experience."
IU South Bend sophomore student-athlete Lizzie Stapke is proud that her teammates are taking part in such a wonderful event. "This hits home to me personally as my mom is a proud survivor of breast cancer. We are doing this to show support for people who are currently fighting the disease, survivors and their families."
All fans are encouraged to wear pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness. In addition, both teams will be wearing pink apparel to show their support. All proceeds generated through ticket sales or donations will go towards the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.