Siena Women's Basketball 2016 Pink Zone Event
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:30 PM Reception 7 PM Game
The 16th Annual Siena Women's Basketball Pink Zone Game presented by Berkshire Bank is set for Wednesday, February 17th when the Saints host Fairfield University 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 macaroni and cheese tasting, wine, beer, soda and raffles. Honorary Committee membership includes admission to the game as well as a pregame reception set to take place inside the ARC at 5:30 p.m. 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 funds raised will support patients, services and programs provided by Samaritan Radiation Oncology, Samaritan Hospital Women's Health Center, St. Mary's Cancer Treatment Center, Totes For Hope and TruJoy. Call Kristy Clement at (518) 268-5060 for more information or to be billed via invoice, or click the button below to support the cause and help us reach our goal of raising $30,000!
For more information on the 16th Annual Pink Zone Game and how you can support the cause, check out the important Pink Zone forms below.
|PINK ZONE SPONSORSHIPS|
|$1,000 VIP Coach Sponsors|
|$500 Three-Point Sponsors|
|$250 Lay Up Sponsors|
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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 is now pleased to continue the partnership beginning in 2016 with a new beneficiary in St. Mary's Cancer Treatment Center and Samaritan Radiation Oncology. 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. Last year's game raised $24,849 and the event has raised a grand total of $161,274 for breast cancer awareness since its inception.