Feb. 15, 2013
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Women's Basketball hosts its 13th Annual Pink Zone Game presented by Berkshire Bank when the Saints welcome Rider to the ARC for a 7 p.m. tip off tonight. Gameday Central coverage begins with the radio pregame show on WVCR 88.3 FM and streaming video online at SienaAllAccess.com at 6:30 p.m.
The Saints have set a goal of raising $30,000 for the Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB!). Since the game's inception, the Saints have raised a total of $75,708 for CRAAB! and last year's game raised a new record of $25,853. Fans who wish to support the cause can do so by making a donation at the game.
The first 500 fans in attendance will receive pink pom-poms and a pink t-shirt and all fans are asked to wear pink in an attempt to "Pink Out" the ARC.
Just before tip-off the Saints will hold a special veterans recognition honoring local breast cancer survivors on to the court recognizing their courageous battles against the disease.
CRAAB! will have tables and displays set up around the gym with vital information on the fight against breast cancer and there will also be a silent auction and raffle items.
Additionally, the Saints will once again honor local individuals who have made a difference in the Capital Region's battle against breast cancer. Janice Pastizzo, Mandy Marchesini and Barbara McHale will be celebrated as the "Power Up The Pink" awardees.
At halftime, local singing sensation Anthony Gargiula, his AG Dance Crew and a Flash Mob will perform his hit song, "Game Over."
Tickets to the Pink Zone Game are just $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for kids and Siena Students can show their school ID and get in FREE.
On the court its also a game of huge importance for the Saints (9-14, 5-7). Siena enters the day in seventh place in the MAAC Standings, but are just a half game back of sixth place Canisius and only a game back of fifth place Rider (11-12, 6-6).
The Saints have won 10 in a row over the Broncs, the last eight of which have been by double figures. But Rider is much improved this year and has won four of their past six games and is just one win shy of its most victories since the 1999-00 season.
Gameday Central coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with Mike Demos and Steve Amedio on the radio pregame show on WVCR 88.3 FM "The Saint" as well as online at SienaAllAccess.com.
In addition to watching the game online via SienaAllAccess.com and listening locally on WVCR 88.3 FM, fans can also follow the live stats, receive in-game twitter updates @SienaSaints and read up on both teams' game notes and other pertinent information by clicking the Gameday Central banner at the top of the page.