Fillies raise funds for breast cancer awareness with Play4Kay
February is the month that women’s college basketball devotes to breast cancer awareness. On Feb. 12, the Fillies will be playing their Play4Kay game against Jacksonville College. As is custom, the Fillies will take to the court in “home” pink uniforms. A silent auction will be held for the game uniforms during the women’s game and through half-time of the men’s contest, with all proceeds going to the Play4Kay Foundation to raise money for breast cancer research. The Fillies’ goal is to raise $500.
This week the Fillies will be rounding up sponsors for the Play4Kay free throw shooting contest. It works very similar to the Jump Rope for Heart, where our athletes will secure “sponsors” for each made free throw out of 100. This is a great way for them to take some ownership of this event. If you would like to participate but are not approached by one of the Fillies, please contact Tracey Stellato, head coach for Panola College Fillies Basketball. Her email address is [email protected]. “This time your generosity is going to an even greater source than your hometown Filles… it’s helping to fund breast cancer research,” said Stellato.
Thursday, Jan. 30th, Whataburger hosted a Panola Basketball night at the Carthage Whataburger, located on West Panola, from 5-8pm. During the event, 25% of the sales went directly to the Panola College Fillies for their annual Play4Kay fundraiser. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c ) (3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. The Fillies were on site to thank people for coming in and supporting this great cause.
The 2014 Play 4Kay initiative is an opportunity for a nation of coaches to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.
Since its inception in 2007, the Play 4Kay initiative has raised over $2.8 million to support women’s cancer research. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is the official charity of the initiative. For more information visit www.play4Kay.org.