NEWARK, Del.  --  The University of Delaware women’s basketball team will be taking part in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone game on Thursday, February 26 when it hosts Northeastern at 7 p.m. at the Bob Carpenter Center.

The WBCA began the WBCA Pink Zone™, formerly known as “Think Pink” in 2007 as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women’s basketball, on campuses and in communities.

In 2007, more than 120 schools unified for this effort and helped make the inaugural year a success. Last year, over 1,200 teams and organizations participated. The WBCA Pink Zone takes on added meaning this year following the death of North Carolina State University women’s basketball Hall of Fame Coach Kay Yow.

For the Pink Zone game at the University of Delaware, all fans are encouraged to show their support by wearing pink. In addition, there are many other activities planned for the evening.

• Free UD Employee Tickets - For UD Employees, free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of 4 tickets per pe son and they are distributed exclusively at the UD Bookstore, both at the Perkins Student Center and Trabant University Center locations. Tickets can be picked up until 12 noon on gameday based on  availability.

• UD Alumni Night - This game also is UD Alumni Night with a special ticket price (advance sale only) for UD Alumni and a pregame reception hosted by the UD Alumni Association Outreach Committee. For more information visit www.UDconnection.com.

• Free Giveaways - There will be free pink pom-poms for the first 500 fans, and free pink Cockpit t-shirts for the first 600 UD students seated in the student section. UD Athletics has partnered with the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition who will be tabling on the concourse with free inform tion and giveaways.

For tickets, call UD1-HENS or visit BlueHens.com. Be sure to wear your pink.