Clayton State women’s basketball to host “Play 4Kay” Event on Saturday
MORROW, GA. – February 13, 2012 – The Clayton State Laker women's basketball team will host "Play 4Kay" on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Athletics & Fitness Center when it plays host to Columbus State at 5:30 p.m. for Clayton State's annual Homecoming. "Play 4Kay" is a nationwide initiative sponsored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) that brings attention to breast cancer awareness.
Clayton State fans are encouraged to wear pink or accent their homecoming attire with something pink. The first 100 fans that donate at least five dollars will receive a "Play 4Kay" gift bag and be eligible for a raffle to win an additional "Play 4Kay" prize.
One hundred percent of donations given at the entrance on game day will be given to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501c (3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.
The fund was put together in memory of the late Kay Yow, the former long-time head coach at North Carolina State who died of breast cancer in January of 2009. Overall, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has raised more than 5.2 million dollars.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund contributes valuable resources and awareness to a very important global health care concern. Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death for all women and the leading overall cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 20-59. In the United States, breast cancer is expected to be newly diagnosed every three minutes and a woman will die from breast cancer every 13 minutes.