OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 8, 2013) – The Oklahoma Christian Lady Eagles will take part in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s seventh annual Play 4Kay Initiative, OC coach Stephanie Findley said Friday.
OC’s home game at 2 p.m. on Saturday against St. Edward’s (Texas) has been dubbed as a “Pink-Out” game. OC players will wear pink T-shirts during warmups and pink jerseys against the Hilltoppers. The first 150 fans who come to the Eagles’ Nest for the game will receive a pink T-shirt identical to the ones to be worn by the Lady Eagles.
After the game, players will enter the stands and collect donations that will go toward the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, which raises money for research and awareness for all women’s cancers. Yow was a longtime North Carolina State coach who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and battled the disease until 2009.
Breast cancer has touched the OC women’s basketball family many times through the years. One of the program’s most prominent alumna, University of Oklahoma coach Jan Ross, is in recovery after being diagnosed with the disease last year.
“This cause is near and dear to our hearts,” Findley said. “We want to do our part to help raise funds for research that will help in the fight against breast cancer.”
Teams around the country are joining OC’s squad in the Play 4Kay Initiative, which runs from Friday through Feb. 18. For more information about the initiative, visit www.Play4Kay.org .