LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's basketball will host its annual Pink Game on Saturday, Feb. 10 when it hosts Sunshine State Conference rival Florida Tech at 5:30 p.m. at Jenkins Field House. The team will warm up in special pink t-shirts, and all fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in its mission to eradicate breast cancer.
Coach Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. She passed away in 2009, after a 22-year, on-again, off-again battle with the disease. Coach Yow fought that battle in the public arena. Her hope was to inspire others to make a difference in a fight that impacts each and every one of us.
Sandra Kay Yow was born March 14, 1942, in Gibsonville, North Carolina. Her love of basketball started at age 7, and her dedication to the game took her all the way to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. As head coach of the North Carolina State University women's basketball team and past president and founding member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), her voice became a galvanizing force within the sport of women's basketball.
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