Playing for a cause

By Tyler Rumsey
Sports Information

The Lock Haven University men’s and women’s basketball teams along with all 16 schools in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) will participate in Hooping for a Cure.  The cure is a national fundraiser to promote breast cancer awareness throughout February set up by the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association (WBCA).

Each PSAC team will have one home game in which they will promote Hooping for a Cure.  Each game will be distinguished by special t-shirts worn during warm ups.  The men will wear black and the women pink.

Lock Haven celebrates its Hooping for a Cure game on Saturday, February 16, when LHU hosts California (Pa.).

Fans will be encouraged and have the opportunity to donate money towards cancer research through the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Play 4Kay is part of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, formerly known as the WBCA Pink Zone.  Their mission is to bring coaches and teams together to raise breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. As of fall 2012 the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has raised approximately $7 million for cancer research.

Tyler Rumsey works for Sports Information and can be contacted at


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