UConn will participate in the seventh annual Play 4Kay® initiative, which in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, is a national fundraising effort in honor of former NC State coach Kay Yow.
Yow was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. She battled the disease until passing away at the age of 66 Jan. 24, 2009.
The Huskies’ effort will be highlighted during its showdown with No. 1 Baylor Monday at the XL Center. All fans attending the game will receive a free pink T-shirt.
UConn and Baylor fans are currently competing to determine which fan base can raise the most money for cancer research. And here is a breakdown of other ways the Huskies are looking to raise money …
UConn student-athletes will be at the XL Center Monday collecting donations from fans. Fans can also text HUSKIES to 85944 to donate $10. A donation can also be made online at UConn’s team page, by clicking on the “Give Now!’’ button.
The winning fan base will be announced following Monday night’s game.
The Huskies will conduct an online auction, which will go live Monday at 8 a.m. and run through noon Feb. 25. The auction items include two Geno Auriemma autographed ties, which he will wear during Saturday’s game at Rutgers and Monday against Baylor games, respectively; five Baylor game-worn UConn uniforms; two VIP Courtside Seating Experience packages for the UConn-Pittsburgh game Feb 26; and four posters autographed by each member of the Huskies.