February 17, 2009

Spartans Gear Up for WBCA Pink Zone

YORK, PA – The York College women’s basketball team and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association team up on Wednesday to bring the WBCA Pink Zone™ to the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center. The Spartans, who are currently ranked 9th in the nation with a 22-1 record, will host Capital Athletic Conference foe Gallaudet at 6:00 pm before the men tip-off at 8:00 pm.
    The Pink Zone’s mission, as stated by the WBCA, is for their “nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities, and beyond” in a global, unified effort.
    “We are very excited to be a part of this initiative,” Spartan head coach Betsy Witman said. “This is an opportunity do our small part to raise awareness and money to help defeat this terrible disease in a fun and unique format.   
    The Green and White will don pink t-shirts during warm-ups and sport pink shoelaces during the game. York’s coaching staff and several administrators will also be dressed in pink during the contest.
    “It is great to have so many people from the College excited about this event,” Witman raved. “I encourage anyone coming to the game to wear pink in support of this effort. All ticket sales for this CAC double-header basketball game will go directly to the WBCA KayYow/WBCA Cancer Fund.”
    Hundreds of teams throughout the college, high school, and professional ranks are taking part in this event as well as several conferences and associations. Among those involved in the Pink Zone initiative are Division I powerhouses Duke, Tennessee, and Connecticut as well as the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks.
    The Pink Zone officially runs from February 13-22 with teams playing numerous games within and near those dates. For more information on the Pink Zone or ways to donate to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund please log onto www.wbca.org/pinkzone.asp.

Women's Basketball Coaches Association

Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund