ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Proceeds from the University of Michigan women's basketball team's Feb. 15 "Pink Zone" game will benefit the Women's Health Program at the U-M Health System.
"The Women's Health Program will use the funds in our efforts to empower women to take charge of their own health care and well-being, and to encourage women to focus on wellness and increasing their activity levels," says WHP Director Jennifer McIntosh.
Tickets for the game against Minnesota are $5, and pink T-shirts designed for this game will cost $10. The Wolverines are hoping to raise $20,000 in the annual Pink Zone campaign.
The team will wear pink jerseys and shoe laces for the game, and a silent auction for the jerseys will be held during the game. Every fan wearing pink will be entered into a raffle, with prizes given out throughout the game. In addition, 1,000 pink pom-poms will be given to fans as they enter the game.
In addition, the U-M Sports Marketing Department is holding a "Bounce For Women's Health" tennis ball toss at the women's basketball games leading up to and including Feb. 15. Fans can purchase tennis balls for $2 each, or three for $5, and can toss their tennis balls at five targets on the court after the game. Winners will get $10 M-Den gift cards. Proceeds from the purchase of tennis balls also will go to the Women's Health Program.
- The game is at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15.
- Tickets are $5 and are available by visiting www.mgoblue.com/tickets or calling the Athletic Ticket Office at 734-764-0247.
- T-shirts are on sale for $10 at U-M women's basketball games prior to, and including, the Feb. 15 game. T-shirts also can be purchased by calling Katy Jackson at 734-647-1261.
About the Women's Health Program: The U-M Women's Health Program connects women to the best resources in health care, research and education, and advocates ways that women can take charge of their own health care and well-being throughout the lifespan. Among the program's features are outreach services throughout the community, and the Women's Health Resource Center, which thousands of women access each year to obtain information about their health concerns.
About the Pink Zone: The Women's Basketball Coaches Association began the WBCA Pink Zone™, formerly known as "Think Pink," in 2007 as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in communities. In 2007, more than 120 schools unified for this effort and helped make the inaugural year a success. In 2008, more than 1,200 teams and organizations participated, reaching more than 830,000 fans and raising more than $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research.