K-State to Host Play 4Kay Game Saturday

Branshea Brown poses in her 2011-12

Feb. 16, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The first 4,000 fans to the Kansas State women’s basketball game this Saturday will receive a free pink K-State t-shirt provided by Mercy Regional Health Center, Briggs Auto and GTM Sportswear during K-State’s “Play 4Kay” event. Kansas State women’s basketball will take part in the national “Play 4Kay” initiative during the Big 12 matchup against Texas in Bramlage Coliseum at 6 p.m., with the doors to the arena opening at 5 p.m.

In addition to the giveaways at Saturday’s game, special pink concession items will be made available at the Bramlage Coliseum concession stands. Also throughout the concourse Breast Cancer Awareness information will be provided by the Young Survivor Coalition, Johnson Center for Cancer Research, Lafene Health and Zeta Tau Alpha. Breast cancer survivors will receive special recognition prior to the end of the first half followed by a performance by the Air Elite Dunkers at halftime.

On the floor for the fourth straight season, Kansas State will wear pink uniforms. The jerseys resemble K-State’s traditional home white uniforms, with the white replaced by pink. Five of the pink uniforms will be auctioned off in the online auction available at k-statesports.com. There will be a silent auction on the concourse that will begin at 6 p.m., and will conclude at halftime; those items include the Play 4Kay game-used ball and official game-used nets. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Kay Yow Fund.

This is the fifth season K-State has taken part in this nationwide awareness event, and the eighth straight season K-State has had a breast cancer awareness game. The “Play 4Kay” initiative is an opportunity for a nation of coaches to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. The official charity is the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in partnership with The V Foundation and Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

To purchase tickets to Saturday’s “Play 4Kay” game, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.