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Women's Basketball Teams with WBCA to Host Pink Zone Game Saturday

The Crimson is teaming with the WBCA to raise funds and awareness in the fight against Breast Cancer (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lavietes Pavilion will be converted into a “Pink Zone” for the Crimson’s upcoming game against Princeton Feb. 11 as Harvard women’s basketball teams up with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer in honor of the Kay Yow fund and the “Play for Kay” initiative. Youth tickets will remain free for the 6 p.m. contest, as they are for all Harvard women’s basketball home games, and free admission is offered to all fans wearing pink.

Fans in attendance will have many opportunities to get involved in the fight against breast cancer. Pink Zone t-shirts will be sold for $5 with all proceeds benefiting the Kay Yow fund, and three t-shirts will be thrown into the crowd after each three-point field goal made by the Crimson. Fans can also contribute by buying a $1 ball to take part in the Cambridge Trust Bounce 4 Bucks and by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a signed pink basketball.

Local Girl Scout troops are invited to attend and will receive a free WBCA Pink Zone t-shirt upon entrance.  Members of the sixth grade Winchester Girl Scout troop will be selling cookies to help with the cause.

Harvard student groups can be involved in the cause by creating banners to display in the student section raising awareness for breast cancer and supporting the Crimson. The best signs will be selected and winners will receive a J.P. Licks coupon.

Fans unable to attend the can donate to the Kay Yow fund online by clicking here.