Multiple Events Surround `Jayhawks for a Cure' WBB Game

Feb. 4, 2013

LAWRENCE, Kan. – There will be plenty of pink to promote cancer awareness in Allen Fieldhouse when the Kansas women’s basketball team hosts Oklahoma on Feb. 17, at 1:30 p.m. for the annual “Jayhawks for a Cure” game which will be seen nationally on ESPN2 as part of a 10-day celebration throughout the NCAA.

Prior to the game, fans will have the opportunity to bid on customizing a warm-up shirt that will be worn by one of the Jayhawks during pregame. The customization will provide individuals the opportunity to honor a loved one who has been affected by cancer. The bidding process is currently taking place via an online auction and ends on Feb. 6. All the proceeds from this auction will go to “Jayhawks for a Cure,” which benefits both the Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the KU Cancer Center.

On the day of the game, the first 5,000 patrons will receive a FREE “Jayhawks for a Cure” T-shirt at the Allen Fieldhouse entrances, while supplies last. In addition, attendees will be able to have their photo taken with either Big Jay or Baby Jay on a pink sofa. Photos are $2 each and all proceeds will go to “Jayhawks for a Cure.” The photos will be taken in the Fun Zone, which is in the northeast corner of the fieldhouse.

There will also be pink straws and cups on sale at the concession stands with a portion of the proceeds going to “Jayhawks for a Cure.”

Fans will also have the opportunity to submit photos of family, friends and loved ones who have been affected by breast cancer. These images will be shown during pregame and halftime on the Allen Fieldhouse high definition video board. Please submit your high-resolution images to prior to Monday, Feb. 11.

At the conclusion of the game, a live postgame auction will be conducted on the court. Items for this auction include: a pink jersey signed by team, a pink jersey to be customized, a 2014 Big 12 road trip for two, handmade “Jayhawks for a Cure” quilt, two spots at the 2014 “Ladies Night Out” with head coach Bill Self, a foursome in the 2013 Bonnie Henrickson Golf Tournament, a facilities tour and invitation to a women’s basketball practice, two 2013-14 women’s basketball season tickets, a birthday party for 10 people in Allen Fieldhouse for next season, a Hardwood Club membership and two honorary coaches for the 2013-14 season along with two autographed team balls.

For more information about this game and all the special events surrounding it, please call the Kansas Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 34-HAWKS. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.