Feb. 13, 2013
The Purdue women's basketball game against Iowa is one of four to be featured on ESPN2 during the "Play 4Kay Games" on Sunday. The cancer awareness game against the Hawkeyes takes on added significance for the Purdue women's basketball family as supervisor of operations Terry Kix courageously fights her battle with stomach cancer.
The Boilermakers will don white uniforms with pink trim, pink shoes, pink headbands/wristbands and black and pink socks in recognition of the day, while the Purdue coaching and support staff will wear periwinkle and purple for stomach cancer awareness. Iowa will wear pink shoes for the game.
Proceeds from the contest will benefit the American Cancer Society through the Purdue student organization Colleges Against Cancer.
Colleges Against Cancer plans to reach out to student contacts to encourage attendance while working with the Gold Mine to help promote the game. The Gold Mine (student entrance), the American Cancer Society (Northwestern Ave. entrance) and Fan Experience (southwest entrance) will each have tables set up with educational materials regarding both breast cancer and stomach cancer.
Purdue athletics' Fan Experience will pass out 5,000 free pink Purdue t-shirts to fans at the entrances to Mackey Arena on game day. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer or periwinkle/Team Terry garb for stomach cancer at the game.
The white uniforms with pink trim worn by the Boilermaker in the game will be part of a silent auction to be conducted at the Fan Experience table at the Southwest entrance of Mackey Arena. Also being auctioned off will be two autographed Play 4Kay basketballs (one is the game ball). Fans can also make a flat donation, a pledge per made free throw in the game or purchase pink tennis balls for a halftime ball toss on Keady Court (one ball for $2 or three balls for $5).
Lafayette Cancer Care will be the game sponsor this game. This is their third year sponsoring this game. Like past years, they will be set up in the concourse and distributing items and information.