Earlham supporting breast cancer aware and national girls and women in sports day
February 5, 2014Earlham College Broadcast Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. — It's time for Earlham basketball fans to wear pink and come support
a good cause.
On Saturday, the Earlham College Athletics Department will support breast cancer
awareness during a basketball doubleheader against Hanover College. Fans are
encouraged to show their support and wear pink to the games. The women's game tips
off at 2 p.m. with the men's game following 30 minutes after.
Admission to the games is free, but donations will be collected at the door for the
Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund. During halftime of the women's game, a winner will be
drawn and receive a basket of pink goodies.
Fans unable to attend the games, can still donate to the cause. Call the Earlham
Athletics Department at (765) 983-1414 for more information on how to donate.
Prior to the women's contest, the EC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host a
celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (link to their
website)(NGWSD). NGWSD is celebrated annually in all 50 states with community-based
events, award ceremonies and activities honoring the achievements of female athletes
and encouraging participation of girls and women in sports.
On Saturday SAAC will host girls, ages 6 to 12, and lead them in a variety of sports
activities. The free clinic, open to Boys and Girls Club members only, will run from
12 to 3 p.m., in the Athletics and Wellness Center. Participants will have an
opportunity to experience four different activities, mingle with collegiate athletes
and cheer on the Quakers women's basketball team.
"We are excited to host the youngsters from the Boys and Girls Club," said Kaitlin
Leach, Associate Athletic Director at Earlham. "We are always looking for ways to
give back to the community and promote women and girls in sports. Our
student-athletes love to work with the young kids, and it's truly a time for them to
share their experiences."