(DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE – On Thursday, February 15th at 5:30 p.m., Dawson Community College Women’s Basketball will host Dakota College at Bottineau in a Mon-Dak Conference game playing in their 4th Annual Play 4Kay National Breast Cancer Research and Awareness game.
Throughout the night the gym will be adorned and the game promoted in a pink night atmosphere hoping to make awareness of breast cancer research and an opportunity to pledge to the cause. The Toepke Center will be decorated pink décor. The ball will be officially pink, and coaches and players will also be wearing pink showing their support. Fans will be able to attend the games free for both women’s and men’s basketball games if they are wearing a significant amount of pink apparel prior to entrance. Also, there will be raffle tickets sold during both games to win lots of prizes that have been donated by supporting businesses throughout the community. All proceeds will go towards the Kay Yow breast cancer research foundation.
Head Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. on promoting Play 4Kay at Dawson, “I’m really excited going into our 4th season hosting this annual event. It’s for a great cause and it’s something I have been doing as a head coach the past 12 years at three different schools. Lots of money has been donated, and I’m glad Dawson is part of the national campaign in the women’s high school and college basketball world.”
Coach Kay Yow was a Naismith Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach at North Carolina State University for 34 years. As a coach, she was a leader, but more than a leader, she was an inspiration. She was a woman who spent her life giving to others, so it is only fitting she leaves behind a way that she still gives to others.
As a result of her own 22 year battle with cancer, Coach Yow founded the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to give hope to others who also found themselves in a similar battle.
Play 4Kay is the largest fundraising initiative of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Your financial support of Play 4Kay enables the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to continue to make an impact in the fight against ALL women’s cancers.
To date, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has awarded $5.63 million to research and programs that assist the underserved in ALL cancers affecting women. (Kay Yow Cancer Fund)
You can donate directly to Team Dawson’s Page at: https://support.kayyow.com/team/154149
Any questions please contact Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. at 406-377-9450 or firstname.lastname@example.org