WILMINGTON, North Carolina – When Seahawk alumni Lindsay Styons-Hampton throws out the first pitch prior to Saturday’s Colonial Athletic Association softball clash between UNCW and Towson, it won’t be just another game for the Greenville, N.C., resident.

The Noon doubleheader has been designated as the program’s annual Molly Maid Pink Game/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) StrikeOut Cancer contest, giving additional meaning to a key game on the schedule for the Seahawks, Tigers, and Styons-Hampton.

A catcher and first basemen for the Seahawks, Styons-Hampton appeared in 154 career games at UNCW from 2005-08, graduating in the spring of 2008 as the program’s all-time leader in fielding percentage. She then returned home to work and married her high school sweetheart, Spencer Hampton, last April. But Hampton, a former football player at nearby East Carolina, was diagnosed with melanoma the month before the couple’s wedding and died tragically on Friday, June 29, 2012, following a three-month battle with the disease.

Styons-Hampton is moving on with her life and will help the Seahawks in their fight against cancer this weekend. Coach Kristy Norton’s team will be donning pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness, and special pink T-shirts and customized softball items will be on sale. A silent auction will also be conducted and all proceeds will benefit the Pretty In Pink Foundation that provides financial assistance and support to underinsured and uninsured North Carolinians with breast cancer.

“We are excited to host our Molly Maid Pink Game/NFCA StrikeOut Cancer contest on Saturday," said Norton "Cancer awareness is a cause that is very important to the entire softball program here at UNCW and we look forward to doing our part to support this worthwhile initiative."

The contest kicks off a 10-game home stand for the Seahawks, who stand 13-27 overall and 2-9 in the CAA.