WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW women's basketball team will once again take part in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "Play 4Kay" program, designed to raise awareness for breast cancer research, when it hosts Drexel Feb. 9 in a 1 p.m. Colonial Athletic Association matinee at Trask Coliseum.

"We are excited to once again take part in the WBCA's 'Play 4Kay' program," said UNCW Head Coach Adell Harris. "Breast cancer awareness is a cause that is very important to the entire women's basketball program here at UNCW and we look forward to doing our part to help raise awareness for this worthwhile cause."

The team will wear brand-new pink uniforms for its contest against the Dragons, along with pink socks and shoe laces. The jerseys and other pink items were made possible through generous donations from various UNCW women's basketball alumnae.

The Seahawks are encouraging all fans to wear pink to the game and the UNCW ticket office will offer a $2 ticket to anyone who is wearing pink. Fans who show up to the game without pink apparel will be able to purchase pink UNCW t-shirts for $10, with proceeds going to support the Wilmington chapter of the Pretty In Pink Foundation.

The team will also be conducting a silent auction/raffle for a pair of pink UNCW jerseys that will be given away during the contest. Bidding for the silent auction starts at $30 while raffle tickets are available for $5 apiece or three for $10. Proceeds from the jersey sales will benefit the “Play 4Kay” initiative.

Named in honor for former North Carolina State and USA Basketball Head Coach Kay Yow, the Play 4Kay program is a global, unified effort for a nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.

For more information, please contact the Seahawk Sports Marketing office at (910) 962-7319.