February 1, 2011

Women's Basketball To Hold Pink Zone Day On Feb. 5

WORCESTER, Mass.­ - On Saturday, Feb. 5, the Holy Cross women's basketball program will host "Pink Zone Day" at the Hart Center during its game versus Lafayette at 1:00 p.m. The team will be donning special edition pink and black "Sader Nation" t-shirts during warm-ups for breast cancer awareness. The t-shirts will also be sold throughout the game, with all proceeds going to the Pink Revolution and McInerneu-Zona Children's Fund. Pink Revolution is an alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer at UMass Memorial and UMass Medical School here in Worcester while the Zona Children's Fund is a trust fund set up for the children of Mary McInerney-Zona, beloved sister of women's basketball associate head coach Ann McInerney.

"This has become a special day for Holy Cross women's basketball, for a great cause," said head coach Bill Gibbons. "This year we'll auction off our shooting shirts with the proceeds going to Pink Revolution and the McInerney-Zona Children's Fund. We strive to fill the Hart Center with support on Saturday and hope to raise awareness and money to fight, and hopefully to beat, this terrible disease."

"Pink Zone Day" is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Holy Cross as the men's ice hockey team celebrates "Pink the Rink" at its game versus AIC at 7:00 p.m. The men's and women's swimming and diving teams will also be wearing pink caps during their meet versus Bryant at 1:00 p.m. 

The game against Lafayette will also feature a halftime performance by the McInerney School of Irish Step Dance and an auction of pink shooting shirts, to be held 10 minutes after the end of the game. The special edition pink "Sader Nation" t-shirts will be on sale at the promotions table throughout Saturday's contest. Donations for Pink Revolution and the Zona Children's Fund will be accepted during the game as well.