BSU to take part in WBCA Pink Zone Initiative
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

BEMDIJI, Minn. - The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone initiative, designated the week of Feb. 13-22 for its Pink Zone initiative. Bemidji State University has set selected its game with the University of Minnesota, Crookston on Saturday, Feb. 14 as the game it will take part in the initiative.

The WBCA Pink ZoneTM 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. Bemidji State players will be wearing pink shoelaces and hair ties while BSU’s coaching staff will also be wearing pink. The BSU basketball program also requests its fans to wear pink to the game to help support the WBCA Pink ZoneTM initiative.

“It is great to see how the WBCA Pink ZoneTM keeps growing, anything that we can do as coaches, players and a university to continue the growth is positive,” commented Head Coach Mike Curfman. “There is a long way to go in the fight against Breast Cancer, but it is amazing to see the progress that has been made through events like this, that continue to build awareness for this terrible disease.”

The WBCA began the WBCA Pink ZoneTM, 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, over 1,200 teams and organizations participated, reaching over 830,000 fans and raising over $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research.

Bemidji State (2-20; 0-15 NSIC) will host Minnesota State University, Moorhead on Friday, Feb. 13 and Minnesota, Crookston on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the BSU Gymnasium. Both games are set for 6 p.m. starts.

--Information Courtesy of Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)--