WBCA Pink Zone Comes to UMass Dartmouth

WBCA Pink Zone Comes to UMass Dartmouth

Feb. 11, 2011

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's basketball team will be among those participating in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone.

All proceeds from Saturday's UMass Dartmouth-Eastern Connecticut State women's basketball game will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the WBCA and the V Foundation. UMass Dartmouth is making an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer on the court, across campus and in the community by participating in the 2011 WBCA Pink Zone.

"The Pink Zone Day will provide our team with the opportunity to demonstrate our support of breast cancer awareness, which is a cause that deserves everyone's attention," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis.

The Pink Zone was founded in 2007 after the late Kay Yow, the former head women's basketball coach at North Carolina State, suffered her third reoccurrence of breast cancer. While Yow lost her battle with breast cancer in January 2009, her spirit and cause lives on through the participation of schools in the WBCA Pink Zone.