Women’s basketball invites fans to ‘Think Pink’

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The NAU women’s basketball team is one of more than 900 teams nationwide participating in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Associations’ “Think Pink” initiative this week when the Lumberjacks take on Montana State at 6:35 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, in the Walkup Skydome.

The initiative is a global, unified effort to raise awareness of breast cancer.

“We want to fill the dome with pink to show support to breast cancer patients, survivors and family members,” said Karen Auerbach, assistant director of NAU Athletic media relations.

Anyone wearing a pink shirt, hat or ribbon will receive free general admission to the contest, and NAU Athletics will be handing out pink rally towels during the game. Coaches and players also will be wearing pink.

“What a great opportunity to use the support of women’s basketball throughout the country to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer,” said NAU head coach Laurie Kelly. “Who better to show support for women than student-athletes and coaches who serve as great role models for girls and women. I’m very happy that our university is taking a step toward supporting the cause.”