Women’s basketball to show support for cancer awareness

02.04.2016 | By Rob Vanya

The San Jacinto College women’s basketball team will show its support for breast cancer awareness and research by wearing pink and accepting donations during the Play4Kay home game against Blinn College on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m., in Nichols Gymnasium on the North Campus.

Visitors to the game are encouraged to show support for the effort by also wearing pink. The first 100 fans at the game will receive a free pink rally towel. The team will stage a free throw “shoot-a-thon,” and accept donations at the game. All proceeds will go to the Kay Yow Foundation for cancer research.

In her 34-year tenure at North Carolina State University, the late Kay Yow became the first coach to win two Olympic gold medals. She also guided her teams to 20 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournaments, and was inducted into 11 halls of fame. Yow founded the Kay Yow cancer fund before passing away in 2009 after a 22-year battle with breast cancer.

Donations to the Kay Yow cancer fund can be made online at play4kay.org.

For information about the San Jacinto College women’s basketball program, please visit sanjacsports.com.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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