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THINK PINK - PACK THE HOUSE as the No. 13/14 Lady Monarchs Meet William & Mary Sunday

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Release: February 08, 2008
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Feb. 8, 2008

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion University Lady Monarch basketball team is encouraging its fans to "Think Pink" on Sunday, Feb. 10 when they host William and Mary at 2 p.m. in the fifth annual "Hoops for a Cure" game, in support of breast cancer awareness and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Tickets for the game are $13, and if purchased from the Komen Tidewater affiliate, $8 will go back to the organization to support breast cancer education and programs. Breast cancer survivors will be provided a complimentary ticket to the game, sponsored by Powerhouse Advertising, and invited to attend the pre-game survivor reception and recognition ceremony on the court prior to tip-off.

Fans are also encouraged to wear pink to the game in support of breast cancer awareness.

"This is one of our most important games each year and we are pleased that we can help bring attention to breast cancer and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization 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 I can assure you that the survivor walk prior to the game is very inspirational for all of us."

The Lady Monarchs are also looking to "PACK THE HOUSE". "PACK THE HOUSE" is a national competition where NCAA member schools compete with their conference rivals to set attendance records, win great prizes, and grow the sport of Women's Basketball. Bring your friends as Old Dominion looks to record its highest attendance of the 2007-08 to date.

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 office as soon as possible to secure their tickets to the game.

"I would love to see us sell out this game and make a great statement for women and breast cancer awareness," says Larry.

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