January 12, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 12, 2011

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs want fans to "Think Pink" on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, when they host CAA rival UNC-Wilmington at 2 p.m. in the ninth annual "Hoops for a Cure" game, sponsored by Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy and Sports Performance.

Tickets for the game are $10, and if purchased from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Komen Tidewater affiliate, $5 will go back to the Komen organization to support breast cancer education and research grants. Breast cancer survivors will be provided a complimentary ticket to the game, and invited to attend the pre-game survivor reception and recognition ceremony on the court prior to tip-off, presented by Kroger.

All fans are also encouraged to wear pink to the game in support of breast cancer awareness and the first 1,000 fans will receive a pink t-shirt, sponsored by Bon Secours.

"This has become a great tradition for the Lady Monarchs and is always one of our most important games each year. We are proud to bring attention to breast cancer research and education, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure through this great event," says Lady Monarch head coach Wendy Larry. "Our players and coaching staff are involved with many Komen events throughout the year, and the Kroger survivor walk prior to the game is very inspirational for all of us."

The activities begin at 1 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center with a women's health expo and the survivor reception. To support the Komen organization, tickets must be purchased through the Tidewater affiliate office, by calling 490-7794 or ordering online at www.komentidewater.org. Survivors are encouraged to call the Komen office as soon as possible to secure their free ticket to the game. BUY TICKETS