Jan. 30, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's basketball program will host its annual Pink Out event on Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m., when the team hosts BIG EAST newcomer Xavier University at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I. The Pink Out event aims to raise funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Donations will be taken at the door, and Pink Out Friartown T-Shirts also will be sold for $10. All proceeds collected at the game, will support the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.
The Friars will be wearing custom uniforms with pink trim and pink shoes during the game vs. Xavier. All fans planning to attend the game are encouraged to wear pink in support of a great cause.
For a $15 donation to The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, fans will be able to take part in a complimentary fitness class, come watch our women's basketball team take on Xavier in our Pink Out game, and receive a complimentary pink t-shirt. Donations are required to participate in fitness classes or the Faculty/Staff Challenge.
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The custom uniforms will be added to an online auction beginning Saturday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The opening bid for each pink uniform will begin at $100. However, each jersey also will have a "Buy It Now" option for $300. The auction will conclude on Wednesday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Another great partner in the event is Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI), who is the official sponsor of the THINK PINK uniforms being worn by the players. In its second year, RIMI's generous donation allows the Providence College Women's Basketball program to purchase the uniforms to help support a great cause.
For a direct link to the auction site, please click HERE.
A long-time supporter of the Providence College Friars, UnitedHealthcare is stepping up its collaboration by joining in the women's basketball team's annual Pink Out game on February 22, 2014. By teaming up with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, these young women are making a difference now so their futures - and those of their friends, families and fans - may be free from breast cancer. UnitedHealthcare's mission is to help people live healthier lives by not only providing access to health care coverage and tools that help people achieve their health goals, but to support initiatives like the Friars' Pink Out events to raise awareness of breast cancer and funds needed to help find a cure.