Siena Women's Basketball

 2012 Pink Zone Event


January 20, 2012

5:00pm Reception
7:00pm Game



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Sponsorship Form Get Acrobat Reader

Kid's Battle Back Form Get Acrobat Reader

2010 Pink Zone Event Photo Gallery


Siena College
Laura Menty

515 Loudon Rd

Loudonville, NY 12211

PHONE 518-782-6769




Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer - CRAAB!

125 Wolf Road Suite 124 

Albany, NY 12205

PHONE 518-435-1055

FAX      518-435-1245

President - Joan Sheehan 

Program Coordinator Margaret Roberts





Siena Women's Basketball & CRAAB!

The partnership between Siena Women's Basketball and CRAAB! is now in its 11th year! In 1999 Coach Gina Castelli approached the late Dr. Patricia Brown, a professor of Biology at Siena College and a founder and president of CRAAB!, about collaborating 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. So began the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Basketball Game hosted by the Siena Saints Women's Team and CRAAB! This event has become an annual highlight for both the Saints and CRAAB! It has evolved over the years to include more community partners, more displays and raffles, education tables and spectators that show their support by wearing pink. Before the game tip-off the recognition of local breast cancer survivors takes place to inspire those around them. The Pink Zone Reception celebrates the 11th Anniversary of the Breast Cancer Awareness Basketball Game. We thank you for your participation and continued support.


CRAAB! (Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer)

CRAAB! (Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer) is a nonprofit organization created in 1997 that provides a wide variety of support services for survivors and caregivers, as well as education about cancer research, treatment options, and possible risk education strategies for survivors, their families and the general public. CRAAB! partners with many local businesses and schools like Siena College to continue to spread knowledge about their services and breast cancer awareness. To learn more about CRAAB!, visit their website at



Honorary Committee

            Want to be more involved in the Pink Zone event!? Now is your chance to become a member of the Honorary Committee. On February 25, 2011 you will have the opportunity to show the Capital Region your support along with Siena Women's Basketball and CRAAB! With just $50.00 you will become a member of the honorary committee, you will also be invited to join us at the Pink Zone Reception for a buffet of hearty appetizers and beverages, as well as a silent auction and a chance to meet the Siena Women's Basketball Team. Your efforts will be also recognized in the Pink Zone Events Program. This year we are looking to make the Reception bigger and better, and we need you to give "an assist" to our goals!

To sign up, please see the attachment at the top of the page for the Honorary Committee Form.


            We need YOU on our Survivorship Support Team, which you can join by becoming a sponsor of Pink Zone Night! It is the largest winter breast cancer awareness event in the Greater Capital Region, last year the event brought in the highest attendance rate of the season for Siena Women's Basketball, with over 1,000 people in the crowd. The Pink Zone game attracted hundreds of families, college and high school students, community groups, health organizations, and cancer survivors and their caregivers.

Depending on your level of sponsorship you will be gratefully acknowledged in the Pink Zone Reception program, with signage at the Pink Zone Reception, signage at the Pink Zone game as well as throughout the evening by audio announcement during the basketball game.

Please join us as a sponsor at the pre-game Pink Zone Reception, where you can meet and greet Head Coach Gina Castelli, winner of a 2010 Women of Excellence Award, with a buffet of food and refreshments!

To sign up, please see the attachment at the top of the page for the Sponsorship Form. 


Kids Battle Back

            Hey young Saint Fans, want to get involved in the Siena Sports camps this summer and help promote healthy choices? If you participate in the Kids Battle Back- Bookmark Contest, you will be eligible to win a scholarship to any 2011 Siena College Summer Day Camps! This includes baseball, basketball, dance, lacrosse, soccer and softball. To enter, you must be ages 8-13 and make a bookmark that promotes healthy choices and positive habits. Make your bookmark as creative as possible with an optimistic message then send it in! There will be three winners announced at halftime of the Siena Women's Basketball Pink Zone Game.

To learn more about the contest and how to enter, please see the Kids Battle Back Form at the top of the page.