Beacon and Walmart to sponsor HU Pink Out

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2013-01-22
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University women’s basketball team will host its fifth annual Pink Out at 1 p.m. on February 2 at the University’s Merillat Complex.

The event, sponsored by Beacon Credit Union and Walmart, will honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors during halftime of the Huntington University vs. Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s basketball game.

Pink Out is a nationwide initiative of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association to support breast cancer research and awareness programs.

HU’s Pink Out is an event to raise awareness and resources to advance breast cancer education and research. Proceeds from gate receipts, donations and “pink” popcorn sales will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

This year’s donation will be made in honor of Sharon Woods.

In lieu of ticket sales, game-day admission will be exclusively on a donation basis with a suggested contribution of $7 per adult and $2 for children 12 and younger.

Breast cancer survivors will be honored guests for the game and will be admitted without charge. At the start of halftime, survivors will be escorted onto the floor for special recognition and presented with a complimentary gift provided by the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

“We encourage you to bring family, friends and breast cancer survivors on Saturday, Feb. 2, as we ‘paint the gym pink’ (wear pink), honor survivors and raise funds to find a cure,” said Lori Culler, HU women’s basketball head coach.

To assist with planning for the halftime festivities, breast cancer survivors are asked, if possible, to register in advance by clicking here
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. 
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Heather Barkley
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Joanne Green
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