Panther Women's Basketball participating in WBCA's Pink Zone initiative for Saturday's game against Rhodes College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team is participating in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone initiative in its game against Rhodes College, Saturday, at 3 p.m.

The WBCA Pink Zone initiative 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. The WBCA's charity of choice is the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, in partnership with The V Foundation.

Birmingham-Southern will be raffling off over $600 worth of gift certificates from area restaurants including: Brio Tuscan Grille, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Stix Japanese Steakhouse, Niki’s West, Ted’s, Café Dupont, Hooters, Full Moon Bar-B-Que, and Dreamland Bar-B-Que and Ribs. T-shirts will also be available for a donation.

“Birmingham-Southern is proud to be a part of the WBCA’s initiative to raise awareness and support toward breast cancer research through the annual ‘Pink Zone’ game,” head coach Brad Hodge said. “We are extremely excited about all of the area sponsors who have contributed to help us raise money for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. Any part, small or large, that we can do to help others recognize that breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death for all women, is worth the effort. We want to encourage our fans and campus community to proudly participate and enjoy in a very important weekend.”