The NIU women’s basketball team is hosting a girls basketball clinic this Friday, February 12th from 6-7 PM for 1st – 8th grade girls at the NIU Convocation Center. The fee for the clinic is $25 – this includes participation in the clinic, a pink “Play 4 Kay” t-shirt and a ticket to the game the next day at 1 PM on Saturday, February 13th.
All of the proceeds from the clinic will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. This clinic is being run in correlation with their “pink” game the next day in an effort to raise awareness and money for cancer research.
For more information about the clinic, please contact Derrick Lang at (815) 753-1823.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research and related projects, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.
Coach Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with the disease.