Lady Eagles to go ‘pink’ as part of WBCA initiative

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By WNCF Staff

The Faulkner women’s basketball program, in its first season of
intercollegiate competition, will host perhaps its most meaningful game Saturday afternoon against Belhaven at Tine Davis Gymnasium. And its success will have nothing to do with the final score.

Head coach Reed Sutton and his Lady Eagles will be a part of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s annual PINK ZONE, an initiative that began in 2007 to raise breast cancer awareness in the sport, on campuses and in communities.

The Faulkner players and coaches will be trimmed in pink for the game, and Sutton asks that all those in attendance make a donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Yow, the long-time successful women’s basketball coach at North Carolina State, passed away from the disease in January of 2009 after spending years raising funds for research.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to compete in our first PINK ZONE game,” Sutton said. “ We have all been affected by a loved one with cancer. It is great that the sport of women’s basketball dedicates this week specifically to breast cancer awareness. We encourage everyone to come out and support the effort to heighten that awareness, to celebrate those who God has blessed with healing, and to raise money for the research necessary to battle this
dreaded disease.”

Admission for the game is $5 for adults and $2 for students, with all gate receipts going to support PINK ZONE. The admission fee to the 2 p.m. game also includes entrance to the men’s game against Belhaven, which is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.

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