Harvard Supports National Girls and Women In Sport Day and Breast Cancer Awareness

CAMBRIDGE, Mass- Harvard recently held two charity events, helping to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sport day and assisting in raising funds and awareness for breast cancer. On Feb. 11, the Crimson women’s basketball team and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) turned Lavietes into a “Pink Zone” during the team's game against Princeton, while on Feb. 18, over 50 local girls joined members of the Harvard women’s volleyball, softball and soccer teams to watch women’s hockey play Yale.

The Harvard women’s basketball team joined the WBCA to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer in honor of the Kay Yow fund and the “Play 4 Kay” initiative. Fans in attendance had many opportunities to get involved in the fight against breast cancer as pink t-shirts and raffle tickets were sold with all proceeds going to the fund. Fans also had a chance to participate in the “Cambridge Trust Bounce 4 Bucks”, where participants purchased a mini basketball for $1, for the chance to try to shoot it into a blown-up hoop at halftime. The winners were given JP Licks ice cream coupons.

In its second event, members of the Harvard women’s volleyball, softball and soccer teams met with local girls to make posters, answer questions and spend time with group as the women's hockey team took on Yale. The participants also had an opportunity to take part in a press conference with selected women’s hockey players and an autograph session after the game.