January 31, 2012

Women's Basketball To Hold "Think Pink Day" On February 4

WORCESTER, Mass.­ - On Saturday, Feb. 4, the Holy Cross women's basketball program will host its annual "Think Pink Day" at the Hart Center during its game versus Lehigh at 1:00 p.m. The team will be wearing special pink uniforms for the game as part of breast cancer awareness. The uniforms will then be auctioned off after the game with all proceeds going to Pink Revolution and the McInerney-Zona Children's Fund. Pink Revolution is an alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer at UMass Memorial and UMass Medical School here in Worcester while the Zona Children's Fund is a trust fund set up for the children of Mary McInerney-Zona, beloved sister of women's basketball associate head coach Ann McInerney.

"This has become a great highlight of our year to raise awareness of and money for breast cancer research," said head coach Bill Gibbons. "We couldn't be more proud to raise money for Dillon and Keeley Zona, who are very near and dear to us and our program. We have combined it with our Alumni Day, so with that and our uniform auction and postgame reception, it should be a great crowd and a very special day."

"Think Pink Day" is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Holy Cross as the women's ice hockey team hosted its first annual "Pink the Rink" last weekend. The men's ice hockey team will host its annual "Pink the Rink" game on Feb. 17. The team's alumni day game will take place at 10:30 a.m., prior to the 1 p.m. tip.

The auction for the pink uniforms will take place 10 minutes after the game has ended. HC for a Cure, a student group on the Holy Cross campus, will also be selling breast cancer awareness t-shirts throughout the contest, with all proceeds going to Pink Revolution.