Lady Pacers to honor breast cancer survivors

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Friday Feb. 6, 2009

AIKEN, S.C. – For the second year in a row, USC Aiken’s Lady Pacers will honor local Breast Cancer Survivors. This year the Lady Pacers will show these special heroes their love on February 14, at their 2 p.m. game against Georgia Southwestern, in the Convocation Center.

For the Lady Pacers’ Valentine’s Day game, all fans are asked to wear pink. Admission will be discounted to $3.00 with a requested $2 donation to benefit local breast cancer patients. Admission includes the USCA Men’s Pacers game immediately after the Lady Pacer’s game. There will also be several door prizes for fans to win with the purchase of a $2 ticket (proceeds go to the Savannah River Cancer Foundation).

A special half-time tribute to honor breast cancer survivors will be followed by prize drawings for those in attendance. The day’s activities will also feature a basketball clinic for kids aged 5 – 14 years at 12 noon. Admission to the clinic is only $3, which includes pizza and a Lady Pacers poster! All proceeds will be going to the Savannah River Cancer Foundation. All children who meet the age criteria are welcome.

USC Aiken women’s basketball has teamed up with over 1,250 other schools around the country to participate in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) 2009 “Pink Zone” initiative. The WBCA’s “Pink Zone” program is a global, unified effort for the WBCA’s nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities, and beyond.