By ICC Media Relations
Itawamba Community College along with the WBCA, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, will be hosting a “Pink Zone” breast cancer awareness basketball game on February 16 (please note the game was originally scheduled for Feb. 15) against Mississippi Delta at 6 p.m.
There will be tables setup with breast cancer information and the Lady Indians will be wearing pink uniforms that night.
“We’ve hosted this event the last three years but this will be the biggest and brightest so far,” said ICC Lady Indians head coach Nanci Gray, whose program is shooting for its third straight division title. “Thanks to great support from our administration, including our athletic director, Carrie Ball-Williamson, we are committed to raise even more money this year. The pink uniforms our players will be wearing that night will be sold afterwards for $50 for the pants and $100 for the entire uniform. We’ll be throwing out pink t-shirts after every three-pointer we make. It should be quite a night.”
Gray added they’ll be using a pink basketball that night and the officials will even use pink whistles. Associate Dean of Nursing for the College, Lisa Lepard, a breast cancer survivor, will be an honorary coach the ICC bench that night. Everyone is encouraged to attend and show their support for the Lady Indians and the fight against breast cancer. For more information on “Pink Zone” night, call Coach Gray at 862.8420.
There will be a men’s game to follow at 8 p.m.
The College will also be hosting “High School Night” that same evening at the Davis Event Center. Every high school student from ICC’s five-county district will be allowed into the game, with proper id.