The Mustangs will look to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer research through a variety of activities on Saturday, February 11th. First, beginning at 3:00 pm the Mustangs will host their first ever pre-game social in the Mustang Corral tent behind Mott gym. Admission for the event is $10 and can be paid at the door. Proceeds from this event will go directly toward the Play4 Kay Cancer fund.
Admission for the game between the Mustangs and Cal State Fullerton Titans will be free for anyone that wears pink. Pink and white Cal Poly t-shirts will be sold for a suggested donation of $10 with sales benefiting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Play 4Kay is an opportunity for a nation of coaches to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. The event was formerly known as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone and Think Pink.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was founded in 2007 in partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research, to raise money in the fight against women's cancers. The late Kay Yow was the former North Carolina State University head women's basketball coach and a past president of the WBCA. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and passed away on January 24, 2009 after her third bout with the disease. Since the establishment of the Fund, $4.5 million has been raised for scientific research focused on women's cancers.