Women's Basketball To Host `Pink Zone' Feb. 13

Jan. 18, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. - On Feb. 13, when the Oregon State women's basketball team plays host to Arizona in a Pacific-10 Conference game, the Beavers and their fans will be participating in a 'Pink Zone' event. The game is in conjunction with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and the need to bring awareness to the issue of breast cancer in the process of finding a cure.

Buy a specially designed OS pink pin for $5 from Beaver Authentics and receive $2 admission to the game. Beaver Authentics is also selling a pink mini basketball. A portion of the proceeds from the pin and mini basketball will go to Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund and the Corvallis Clinic's Project H.E.R.

Project H.E.R. is a comprehensive breast health services program available to women in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties. The program provides awareness, education and support for all women, from the time of a breast cancer diagnosis through survivorship. The Project H.E.R. team consists of a nurse navigator, a clinical social worker, MammaCare Specialists and many volunteers who are breast cancer survivors.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to help bring awareness to the need to find a cure for breast cancer.

Oregon State, is one of the more than 1,000 schools nationally that is holding this special night in conjunction with the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, which was launched to raise money for the fight against cancer. Yow, the former head coach at North Carolina State, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009 after battling it for a third time. Oregon State head coach LaVonda Wagner is on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Executive Board, serving on the board of directors as a Division I/At-Large representative.

It is the third consecutive year the Beavers have held an event sponsored by the WBCA. In 2008, it was deemed a 'Think Pink' game, and for the 2009 season, the WBCA formally named the event 'Pink Zone.'

Tickets are still available for the game. Reserved tickets for individual women's basketball games are $10, while general admission for adults is $7 and senior/youth is $5.

Single-game and season tickets are available by visiting osubeavers.com, calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS or by visiting the ticket office at Gill Coliseum.

Oregon State returns home this week for two consecutive games at legendary Gill Coliseum. First up is a 7 p.m. PT contest against No. 2 Stanford Thursday night.

For those who can't make it to the game, catch it live on KLOO 1340-AM in the Corvallis area. A full audio and video stream is also available at Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Ron Callan will call all the action.

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