The UConn women’s basketball team will take part in the seventh annual Play 4Kay® initiative. In partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Play 4Kay® is a national fundraising effort in memory of former North Carolina State University head coach Kay Yow, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and battled the disease until 2009.
The Huskies’ effort will be highlighted during its showdown with top-ranked Baylor on Monday at the XL Center. Fans attending will receive a free pink t-shirt courtesy of AAA.
UConn Fan Challenge
UConn fans have been entered into a competition with Baylor fans to determine can raise the most money for cancer research. There are several ways for UConn fans to contribute.
UConn student-athletes will be at the XL Center Monday collecting donations. Additionally, UConn fans can text HUSKIES to 85944 to donate $10. A donation can also be made online at www.play4kay.org/uconnhuskies, by clicking on the “Give Now!” button.
The winning fan base will be announced following Monday night’s game.
Finally, the Huskies are also taking part in an online auction, which will go live on Monday at 8 a.m. and run through 12 p.m. ,February 25. To learn more about the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, please visit http://www.kayyow.com.
Online Auction Items Include
*Two Geno Auriemma autographed ties, which he will wear during the Rutgers (2/16) and Baylor games respectively.
*Five Baylor game-worn UConn uniforms.
*Two VIP Courtside Seating Experience packages for the UConn vs. Pittsburgh game on February 26.
*Four posters autographed by each student-athlete