CSU to Hold Think Pink Weekend at Lumpkin Center

COLUMBUS, GA. - Columbus State University is one of over 900 participating schools nationwide to participate in the 'Think Pink' for Breast Cancer Research initiative sponsored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

The 'Think Pink' initiative is a global, unified effort for the WBCA's nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. The week set aside for this year's initiative is February 8 - 17, however many teams are participating outside of that window due to scheduling conflicts.

'The WBCA is very excited to promote an initiative that touches all levels of our membership and unifies them for such a great cause,' said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. 'It has been remarkable to watch the support of this initiative grow from 120 teams last year to over 900 teams from a variety for sports for 2008. With the help of each of our members, the women's basketball community and beyond can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.'

Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the games on both Saturday and Sunday in the Lumpkin Center at CSU hosts Lander and Francis Marion. The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at CSU has also held a bake sale on campus this week and will be having baked goods for sale at the games with proceeds going to breast cancer research.

Games begin at 2 p.m. with women's contests each day, followed by men's contests at 4 p.m.