Siena Women's Basketball 2018 Pink Zone Event
Friday, February 23, 2018 5:30 PM Reception 7 PM Game
The 18th Annual Siena Women's Basketball Pink Zone Game presented by C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital and CAPCOM benefiting To Life! is set for Friday, February 23rd when the Saints host Canisius College at 7 p.m. at the Alumni Recreation Center on the Siena College campus in Loudonville, N.Y. The Pink Zone Game honors local breast cancer survivors for their courageous battles against the disease, while aiming to raise money and awareness for the cause.The event includes a Celebration of Survivorship at 5:30 p.m. in the Marcelle Athletic Complex. Just prior to tip-off, the Saints will hold a special survivor recognition, escorting local breast cancer survivors onto the court and recognizing them for their courageous battles against the disease.
Individuals and businesses can support the cause through varying degrees of donation levels by clicking the MAKE A DONATION button below. The Saints are excited to begin their partnership this year with To Life!. To Life! supports breast cancer survivors and their families, offering education, support programs, boutique services to families in the Greater Capital Region. Proceeds from this year's game support To Life!'s program outreach to caregivers, family, and friends. All programs and services are offered free of charge.
For more information on the 18th Annual Pink Zone Game and how you can support the cause, check out the important Pink Zone links below.
2010 Pink Zone Event Photo Gallery
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2012 Pink Zone Event Photo Gallery
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2014 Pink Zone Event Photo Gallery
2015 Pink Zone Event Photo Gallery
2016 Pink Zone Event Photo Gallery
2017 Pink Zone Event Photo Gallery
Current Game Sponsors Mara Ginsberg & Jeffrey Pohl | Guy Maddalone
History of the Pink Zone Game The Siena Women's Basketball Pink Zone Game began in 1999. Former head coach Gina Castelli approached Siena College biology professor, the late Dr. Patricia Brown, who herself was battling breast cancer and was a founder and president of Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB!). Castelli wanted to collaborate on a breast cancer awareness event at one of her team's home games. From Dr. Brown and CRAAB!, Coach Castelli learned about the issues surrounding the epidemic and wanted to spread that knowledge to others, especially young women.
And so the event began.
For the first 15 years, Siena partnered with CRAAB! and partnered with St. Mary's Cancer Treatment Center and Samaritan Radiation Oncology in 2016, while it has a new partner in C.R Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. The event has continued to evolve over the years to include more community partners, displays, raffles, education tables and spectators that have come together to show their support by wearing pink. Since it's inception, the event has raised over $172,00 for breast cancer awareness.