Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball & Gymnastics Participate in Kay Yow Challenge
BATON ROUGE – The LSU women’s basketball, men’s basketball and gymnastics teams are uniting with the Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center to raise $100,000 for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The fundraising program will be part of the annual Play4Kay campaign, the largest fundraising initiative of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Funds will be raised through a pledge program. Both basketball teams are asking fans to make a pledge for every free throw made at each of their games in the month of February. Gymnastics fans can make a pledge for every team event with a score of 49.00 or higher during their cancer awareness meets on January 17 vs. Auburn and February 16 vs. Kentucky. Fans can also make as a flat donation through the same link.
Fans can go to LSUsports.net/KayYowChallenge to pledge a donation. When the $100,000 goal is reached, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund will forward a $150,000 grant to the Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. The monies raised will be returned to the Baton Rouge community to benefit the underserved population with cancer services in Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes.
The vision of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund is to be the premier non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovative ways of fighting ALL cancers affecting women and providing support through giving strength, courage, and hope.
Battling stage IV cancer, Hall of Fame coach, Kay Yow, gave her final and lasting gift — the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. In the 12 years since its inception, the Fund has served as a catalyst, uniting communities in the fight against cancer.
List of Countable Events
Women’s Basketball (7 games)
Sunday, February 2 – vs. Texas A&M
Monday, February 10 – vs. Missouri
Thursday, February 13 – vs. Tennessee
Sunday, February 16 – at Auburn
Thursday, February 20 – at South Carolina
Sunday, February 23 – vs. Georgia
Thursday, February 27 – vs. Vanderbilt
Men’s Basketball (9 games)
Saturday, February 1 – vs. Ole Miss
Wednesday, February 5 – at Vanderbilt
Saturday, February 8 – at Auburn
Tuesday, February 11 – vs. Missouri
Saturday, February 15 – at Alabama
Tuesday, February 18 – vs. Kentucky
Saturday, February 22 – at South Carolina
Wednesday, February 26 – at Florida
Saturday, February 29 – vs. Texas A&M
Gymnastics (2 meets)
Friday, January 17 – vs. Auburn (Pink & Blue Meet)
Sunday, February 16 – vs. Kentucky (Gold Meet)