K-State to Host WBCA "Pink Zone" Event

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State women's basketball will take part in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) "Pink Zone" during the Sunday, Feb. 21, Big 12 matchup against Oklahoma in Bramlage Coliseum. This is the third season K-State has taken part in this nationwide awareness event, and the sixth straight season K-State has had a breast cancer awareness game.

The WBCA's "Pink Zone" initiative is a global, unified effort for the WBCA's nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. This season 1,550 teams and organizations are taking part in the event.

The benefactor of this initiative is the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, named for the legendary North Carolina State women's basketball coach Kay Yow, who died of breast cancer in January of 2009.

On the floor for the second straight season, Kansas State will wear pink uniforms. The jerseys resemble K-State's traditional home white uniforms, with the white replaced by pink. A pair of pink uniforms will be auctioned off at kstatesports.com. The online auction will begin on Feb. 22 and conclude on Feb. 26.

During K-State's "Pink Zone" event, the first 4,000 fans will receive a free pink K-State t-shirt provided by Mercy Regional Health Center, Briggs Auto and GTM Sportswear. Doors to the 2 p.m. game against the Sooners will open at 1 p.m.

Tickets remain available online at www.k-statesports.com or by calling the athletics ticket office at 1-800-221-CATS. Ticket prices for this special game, which also includes a halftime recognition of the women's basketball alumni reunion participants, are as follows: $12 for chairbacks, $9 for bench, $8 general admission adult and $5 for general admission youth.