RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Felician University women's basketball program, joining a national initiative, will sponsor "Play 4Kay" Day during the Golden Falcons' home women's and men's basketball games on Saturday, February 6, against the University of the Sciences.
The Play 4Kay program, named for longtime North Carolina State University women's basketball coach Kay Yow, exists to raise awareness and funds for research of women's cancers. Yow twice successfully battled breast cancer before succumbing to the disease in January 2009. A year earlier, she had joined forces with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and The V Foundation for Cancer Research to form the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
On Felician's Play 4Kay Day, the women's basketball team will sponsor a concession stand in the gymnasium lobby during both games. All profits from the concession will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Team members will be adorned in pink ribbons, and anyone attending the games is also encouraged to wear pink, the color of the official breast cancer ribbon.
The women's game starts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, with the men's contest between the Golden Falcons and Devils to follow at 3 p.m. Admission is free for members of the Felician community with proper identification. Tickets are otherwise $5 for adults and $3 for students, children and senior citizens. One ticket is good for both games.
Those who cannot attend the games, but wish to help the Golden Falcons support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, can make an online donation. Visit http://tinyurl.com/zpb6g54 to donate and to track the team's progress.
The Play 4Kay (formerly WBCA Pink Zone) initiative is a global, unified effort to assist in raising awareness for women's cancers on the basketball court, across campuses, in communities, and beyond. More information is available at www.play4kay.org.
Felician plays its home basketball games at Job Gymnasium on its Rutherford campus. More information is available by contacting the department of athletics at (201) 559-3333 or MentoneM@felician.edu.