Women's basketball to be in the 'Pink Zone' Feb. 24 vs. Angelina College

Calling all ladies (and guys)! The San Jacinto College women’s basketball team is participating in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone again this year. The Pink Zone s a global, unified effort for the WBCA’s nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, and in local communities. You can participate, too! Just wear pink to the game on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m., and support the team as they raise money for breast cancer research and awareness.

The first 100 fans to the game will receive a free T-shirt. Donations will be accepted during the game, with proceeds going towards breast cancer research and awareness. And, a portion of the proceeds from the concession stand will also be donated to breast cancer research! Coaches and players from both teams will don pink during the game in support of the cause.

In the last two years, San Jac has raised over $1,000 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Houston affiliate. In just its third year in 2009, the WBCA’s Pink Zone initiative had 1,600 participating teams, reached more than 912,000 fans nationwide, and raised over $1.3 million for breast cancer awareness and research. The initiative began in 2007 with just 120 participating schools and teams.

So, put on that pink, scour your couches and car floors for any loose change, and come out to the women’s basketball game on Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. to support the team and breast cancer research and awareness!!