Feb. 23, 2012
BERKELEY - On Saturday, Feb. 25, the California Golden Bear women's basketball team will be participating in Play 4Kay, an initiative throughout women's basketball to raise money for breast cancer research. As part of the event, the Bears will be auctioning off individually-designed shooting shirts during the 2 p.m. game.
All of the Golden Bear players will be wearing personally-designed shooting shirts in pregame warm-ups. Fans will then be able to bid on the shirts in an auction held during the game. Opening bids for the shirts are just $25. The auction will go through the end of halftime. After the game, the players will present winning bidders with their new shirts down on the court.
This will be the fourth year that the team has held a shooting shirt auction, but the first time it has been held in conjunction with the "Pink Game".
If you have questions about the auction, please email Jess in the women's basketball office.
All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. If you don't have pink, be one of the first 2,000 fans to come to the game and you will receive a free pink t-shirt, courtesy of Bank of the West.
Anyone who does already own pink, wears it, and shows it to the ticket office can purchase a $3 general admission ticket for the game.
The Bears have played in three "Pink Games" on the road so far this season, going 3-0 with wins over Arizona State, Oregon, and Oregon State.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. Kay Yow, the fund's namesake, was the head coach of the NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team from 1975 to 2009. A member of the Naismith Hall of Fame, she had more than 700 career wins. She also coached the U.S. women's basketball team to an Olympic gold medal in 1988 despite having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. She passed away on January 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with the disease.