WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The Seahawks want their fans to think pink. UNCW athletic teams will show their support for the fight against cancer throughout the year by wearing pink jerseys and shirts during games and pre-game warm ups.
UNCW's teams are participating in the Molly Maid Pink Games campaign in an effort to raise money for cancer research. On dates designated as a Molly Maid Pink Game, student-athletes will wear pink shirts during warm ups displaying UNCW's name and two cancer awareness ribbons.
Pink is the national color for breast cancer awareness. The same shirts worn by players will be available for purchase during the game at concession stands for $10.The shirts were on display on Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 when the volleyball team and women's soccer team sported them prior to their games against Georgia State and Towson.
The baseball team is showing its support for the cause by wearing pink jerseys during a game this spring and giving the fans the opportunity to bid on these game-worn jerseys. The auction will take place during the game and the winners will be announced following conclusion of the contest, so fans will literally have the opportunity to buy the jerseys off of the player's backs.
This is the third consecutive year UNCW has held the baseball auction. In the previous two years, every jersey has been auctioned off.
The women's basketball team will follow the baseball team's lead by wearing pink jerseys in its Feb. 12 game against Old Dominion. Those jerseys will not be auctioned off, but the pink shirts will be on sale during the game.
All proceeds from the Molly Maid Pink Games benefit the American Cancer Society.