Wolfpack Sports Marketing holds Press Conference to announce Hoops for Hope

WSM logo Wolfpack Sports Marketing holds Press Conference to announce Hoops for Hope
Kay Yow
Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Coach Kay Yow (left) outlines the plan for Hoops for Hope at the press conference announcing the event.

Wolfpack Sports Marketing and the NC State University Women’s Basketball team will be hosting Hoops for Hope on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Reynolds Coliseum on the NC State campus. The Wolfpack Women will play their final basketball game of the season against Maryland at 1:00pm, but this basketball game will be more than a typical college women’s basketball game. Hoops for Hope is a breast cancer awareness and fundraising event taking place around a regularly scheduled women’s basketball game. Proceeds from game ticket sales will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, NC Triangle Affiliate. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (17 and under). $5 of each ticket sold will go directly to the local Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Hoops for Hope logoHoops for Hope is a basketball game centered around hope. Hope for early detection, hope for increased survival, hope for a cure. Why? Because this year in America, more than 211,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 43,300 will die from the disease. One in seven women either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime – that woman could be your mother, sister, daughter, wife, dear friend, or Hall of Fame Coach. Chances are you know at least one person who has battled breast cancer.

A Breast Cancer Awareness Event

NC State Wolfpack Women vs. Maryland

February 19, 2006, 1:00pm

Reynolds Coliseum

Join NC State Women’s Basketball Coach Kay Yow and her team for this one of a kind fundraising event. Breast cancer survivors will be recognized at half-time and fans will be given a FREE pink t-shirt (while supplies last) to show their support for the survivors and Coach Yow. An acclaimed artist, Todd Dawes (www.dawesart.com) will be on the sidelines painting a game day memory and at the conclusion of the game, the original work of art will be presented to Coach Yow. Hoops for Hope will also feature a commemorative game program and commemorative ticket, both designed by Todd Dawes.

Tickets will go on sale on December 1, 2005. To purchase tickets visit GoPack.com or call the ticket office at 1-800-310-PACK. For more information, contact Brenda Steen at (919) 831-9653 or bsteen@gopack.com.

Notable Quotes:
“Cancer is just about the toughest opponent that I have ever come up against. I am excited to add a lot of energetic and passionate people to the team as we work together to fight the battle against cancer.”
–Kay Yow, NC State Head Women’s Basketball Coach
“As a long time NC State University employee and as a longtime volunteer with the Komen Foundation, I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this exciting partnership between two organizations that mean so much to me. The Komen Foundation is a volunteer driven organization, and one of our themes is ‘the power of one, the dynamic force of many”. Hoops for Hope will be a shining example of this theme.”
–Jeanne Peck, Founder, NC Triangle Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; Breast Cancer Survivor, 19 years
“The Atlantic Coast Conference is proud to support Coach Kay Yow and the Wolfpack Women in this important event. The fight against breast cancer is the toughest opponent we can face and the commitment of Kay Yow to publicly champion the challenge to find a cure inspires us all to participate, and truly be on the same team!”
–Bernadette V. McGlade,
Associate Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference

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