Mass. College Hoops: Holy Cross Announces Play 4Kay Charity Basketball Game


The Holy Cross women’s basketball team will play their annual Play 4Kay Game on Saturday, February 21 when they host Navy at the Hart Center. Tip off is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

Below is the release about the game, courtesy of the Holy Cross Athletic Department’s Media Relations Office:

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women’s basketball program will host its first annual Play 4Kay game on Saturday, Feb. 21, during its 1:05 p.m. contest against Navy at the Hart Recreation Center.

The Worcester community is invited to attend the game, with proceeds directly supporting women’s cancer research through the Kay Yow Cancer Fund®. The community can also donate on behalf of Holy Cross at

As part of the celebration, tickets in the bleacher section of the Hart Center will be reduced to $4.00 when using the promo code “HCPINK.” Tickets for the game can be purchased online at or by calling the ticket office at (508) 793-2573.

The annual Play 4Kay initiative provides coaches and student-athletes around the country the opportunity to “come together as one” to raise awareness for breast cancer research on the court, in their communities and beyond.

Throughout February, high schools, universities and local organizations are dedicated to raise funds and awareness to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund’s (KYCF), mission of  supporting scientific research focused on women’s cancers, as well as projects assisting the underserved community.

In her 34-year tenure at North Carolina State University, the late Kay Yow became the first coach to win two Olympic gold medals, guided her teams to 20 NCAA Tournaments and was inducted into 11 Halls of Fame. However, Coach Yow’s legacy in the community extends far beyond the basketball court. Yow founded the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in 2007 before passing away in 2009 after her 22-year battle with breast cancer.

Coach Yow’s passion and leadership served as the catalyst for Play 4Kay, the KYCF’s flagship fundraising initiative. Since its inception, the Play 4Kay program has raised more than $3.93 million to support women’s cancer research.

For more information or to make a donation, visit

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.

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