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Campbellsville University comes to town Saturday as Georgetown College women's basketball team hosts Play4Kay Foundation Play for the Cure game to join the fight against cancer. This game pits the No. 5 CU Tigers against the No. 8 GC Tigers. Tip is set for 2 pm in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. Dr. Dan Sipple will serve as the Tigers honorary coach.
All proceeds from T-shirt sales and other things will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, 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.
Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women's basketball coach, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away Jan. 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with the disease. With the creation of the Fund, Kay hoped to raise money to further cutting-edge research conducted by the nation's top doctors and medical experts to allow more and more cancer patients to have access to experimental drugs and clinical trials. Since the majority of these research projects are privately funded, these researchers desperately need our support in order for them to continue to make strides in finding a cure for cancer.
We would like to thank all the sponsors that have made this day possible through helping with the T-shirts or providing gift baskets for a halftime raffle: Georgetown Florist, Bluegrass Sportswear and the Jones family.