From the HCC sports desk:
BEL AIR, Md.—For the second year in a row, the Harford women’s basketball team will participate in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) Pink Zone initiative to assist in raising breast cancer awareness. Harford’s designated Pink Zone day will be part of the men’s and women’s doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 6 against Philadelphia (W-12:00 p.m.) and CCBC-Catonsville (M-2:00 p.m.). The twinbill will also be the last home game for nine Fighting Owl sophomores.
Harford has partnered with Upper Chesapeake Cancer LifeNet, a non-profit organization that services the Harford and lower Cecil counties, which is located on the campus of the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. The organization serves to provide assistance to individuals and families who are current or recent patients and are in partnership with the American Cancer Society, Chesapeake Cancer Alliance and the Upper Chesapeake Foundation.
A portion of each paid admission to the day’s games will be donated to Cancer LifeNet and the Harford Student-Athlete Advisory Club (SAAC) will also be selling Susan G. Komen bracelets for $2.00.
The Fighting Owls’ game versus the Colonials will feature a pink game ball, which will be raffled off following the conclusion of the, as well as pink shoelaces for the Harford squad and numerous giveaways that include pink T-shirts and more.
Prior to the game, Cancer Life Net representatives will host a video presentation in the lobby area outside of the gymnasium and just before tip-off, Harford will honor its pair of two-year participants, sophomores Brittany Mears (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) and Kiara Reeves (Aberdeen, Md./C. Milton Wright), who will be playing in their final home contest. The Harford men will also recognize its two-year players, sophomores Jesse Volk (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright), Chris Pappas (Fallston, Md./Fallston), John Schwarz (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall/Mount St. Mary’s), Troy Burgan (Akron, Ohio/North), Rodney Edwards (Rockville, Md./Wheaton/MC-Rockville), Jamar Cooper (Petersburg, Va./Petersburg) and Adam Earle (Bel Air, Md./ C. Milton Wright).
Together with Cancer LifeNet and SAAC, Harford will be one of over 1,100 schools (and counting) that participates in the 2010 WBCA Pink Zone, formerly known as “Think Pink,” which began in 2007. Last year, more than 1,600 teams and organizations combined to reach over 912,000 fans and raised over $1.3 million for breast cancer awareness and research.
For more information or to volunteer or donate to the event, please contact Salee Johnson at email@example.com or 443-412-2445.