April 5, 2010
ATLANTA – The pink uniforms worn by the Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team against Duke on Feb. 19, 2010 are up for auction on RamblinWreck.com. All proceeds from the pink jersey’s will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The Yellow Jackets wore the uniforms as part of the WBCA Pink Zone to help raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
Fans can place a bid on the 10 available jerseys by visiting the official Georgia Tech auction page by clicking here.
Breast cancer, is the second-leading cause of death for women and the leading cause for women between the ages of 20 and 59. The malady strikes especially close to the college basketball community, as on Jan. 24, 2009, it claimed North Carolina State Head Coach Kay Yow.
Yow valiantly fought three separate bouts with breast cancer, beginning in 1987, and dedicated her life to finding a cure. She started the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund® in partnership with the V Foundation in 2007. The V Foundation is named for the late Jim Valvano, former N.C. State’s men’s head basketball coach, who died of cancer in 1993.