TOWSON, Md.- Towson Athletics, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and the Tiger Women's Basketball program is proud to announce its participation in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "Pink Zone" initiative to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer. More than 600 schools nation-wide are participating in the initiative this season. This event has been dubbed "Shoot-Out Breast Cancer".
The event will take place on Sunday, February 7 when the Tigers take on Colonial Athletic Association opponent Northeastern in women's basketball. Game time is set for 12 p.m. at the Towson Center. Proceeds raised at Towson's event will go toward Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Passionately Pink program.
Passionately Pink for the Cure is a fundraising program that promotes breast cancer awareness and honors those affected by the disease. The program supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, the world's largest, boldest and most progressive grassroots network of survivor and activists fighting to cure breast cancer at every stage.
Towson is contributing $2 from every ticket purchased to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "It's important for the community to understand that 75% of donations to Komen Maryland stay in Maryland to fund 20 grants across the state," stated Rachel Carlberg, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Maryland affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. "We are very pleased to partner with Towson University on this special event."
Adult general admission tickets are just $5 and tickets for kids 17 and under are only $3.
As a special treat to fans in attendance at the Towson-Northwestern game on Feb. 7, Passionately Pink lapel pins will be given away at the door. The Towson team will wear special warm-ups, and fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game.
Prior to the game that week, fans can purchase the official "Shoot-Out Breast Cancer" shirts to be worn at the game. Shirts will be sold on campus at the University Union Wednesday, February 3 through Friday, February 5. All proceeds from the shirts will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and of course the shirts are pink.