Georgia State women’s basketball team has designated its Sunday, Feb. 15 game as “Hoops For Hope” to help raise awareness and money for the fight against breast cancer.
State will give $1 of every ticket sold for that 2 p.m. game to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Special collectible prizes will be awarded all game long to those who make a minimum $20 donation that day to the American Cancer Society, with bigger prizes for those who donate $50 or more.
Among the unique prizes are a ticket voucher for a free round trip from Air Tran Airlines, an autographed football hat from football coach Bill Curry, an autographed inaugural football guide by Bill Curry, an autographed basketball by Lea Henry and the basketball team, an autographed baseball helmet by the current baseball team, an autographed softball helmet by the softball team, an autographed team poster by the basketball team, an autographed media guide by the basketball team and an autographed photo of the scoreboard from the basketball team’s win upset over Old Dominion on January 29. More prizes to give away Sunday are being gathered as well.
Pink Power Aid will be sold with all proceeds going to the charity. Pink tee-shirts will be thrown out after each three-point basket made by the team.
Breast cancer survivors will be recognized and Georgia State players will don pink warm-up shirts during pre-game. Another tribute will be paid in honor of Coach Kay Yow, for whom Georgia State coaches Lea Henry and Bridgette Gordon both played under on U.S. Olympic teams.
The Panthers, 9-2 at home this year, will play host to CAA rival Drexel, currently tied for first place with an 8-2 CAA record. Leading scorer Danyiell McKeller will be back in the lineup for the Panthers after her month-long absence with a knee injury to face Drexel’s CAA preseason most valuable player Gabriel Marginean, who is the No. 5 scorer in the NCAA this season.
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