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WSU Women's Basketball to recognize Ascension Via Christi, breast cancer survivors at "pink" game

If you enjoy watching great basketball, encouraging young women, supporting worthy causes and getting free tickets, you won't want to miss Ascension Via Christi Day at Shocker Women's Basketball as they take on Southern Methodist University on Sunday, Feb. 17, at its annual Play4Kay “pink” game. Two dollars of every ticket sold will benefit the Kay Yow fund supporting breast cancer research and awareness.

WSU is offering free tickets to breast cancer survivors – who will be recognized at half time – and up to four of their family members. Call Sarah Vincze at the American Cancer Society, which is helping coordinate the ticket distribution, at 316-616-6512 or email her with your name and number of tickets you need at sarah.vincze@cancer.org.

Ascension Via Christi Volunteers will be on hand prior to the 2 p.m. tip-off distributing hand-made pink hats to breast cancer survivors. Plus, everyone who is among the first 1,000 attendees will receive a free pink phone wallet from WSU and Via Christi.

Following the game, WSU will be hosting a free, hour-long mini basketball camp for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade.
"We’re excited that WSU has chosen to recognize our sponsorship of its Women’s Basketball program at a game with so many family-friendly and community-supportive activities going on," says Kim Yearout, director of Ascension Via Christi’s Sports Medicine outreach program and outpatient therapy centers. “It should be a great game and great fun for everyone.”

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