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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Feb. 3, 2014

Pink Zone game set for Wednesday evening

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State women's basketball team will take on the Missouri Western State Griffons on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the team’s annual Pink Zone game. The game will tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 7:30 p.m. at Bearcat Arena. Northwest will partner with St. Francis Hospital and Health Services. Representatives from St. Francis will be on hand to help provide information before, during and after the contest.

After receiving numerous nominations from the Maryville community, the athletics department selected to assist Karen Detrixhe, a professor in the Northwest English and Modern Languages department, with her battle against breast cancer. Earlier this season, the Bearcat volleyball and soccer teams also held respective cancer awareness events on campus. The combined proceeds from all three events this year will go directly to help the Detrixhe family.

On Wednesday, Northwest will also hold a silent auction in the south end of Bearcat Arena with a variety of items including several autographed Bearcat basketball items. The auction will close at the end of the men’s halftime and items can be claimed during and after the men’s contest.

The men’s and women’s teams will be wearing pink shirts during pregame warm-ups against the Griffons and both squads encourage all fans to wear pink in support of cancer awareness.

The women’s tipoff against the Griffons is set for 5:30 p.m. from Bearcat Arena.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468