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LEBANON -- Cumberland’s women’s basketball team will participate in the WBCA Pink Zone activities Thursday, February 12, at home versus Union University, with the Lady Bulldogs wearing pink warm-up shirts, wrist bands, socks and strings.

All fans attending the contest are encouraged to wear pink in support of the national initiative.

SportsWorld is donating the wrist bands for both Cumberland and Union as well as pink socks for the Bulldogs. The same t-shirts CU wears for warm-ups will be available for purchase by fans at the game. All proceeds on the day of the game, including t-shirt sales and gate money, will be donated to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund and the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition.

Any cancer survivors wishing to attend the contest should contact the local American Cancer Society or CU assistant coach Kelly Tarr at

University Medical Center will distribute breast cancer awareness information at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on the day of the contest as well.

The WBCA Pink Zone™ initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.

Women’s basketball teams across the nation are challenged to dedicate one game between February 13 - 22 to raise breast cancer awareness and funding.

Cumberland hosts a basketball doubleheader, Saturday, February 7, featuring of bevy of activities, including a canned food drive for a local church, Upward Basketball players attending the men’s and women’s doubleheader as well as the annual Coming Home celebration.

The athletics department is sponsoring a canned food drive that will benefit the Compassion Center at College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon.

For all fans who donate a canned food item, $1 will be deducted from the price of admission for the game. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and children 10 and under are admitted free.

The First Baptist Church Lebanon sponsored Upward Basketball league teams are scheduled to attend the contest between the Bulldogs and Mid-Continent University at the Floyd Center.

All Upward kids in uniform will be admitted free to the game and will be recognized at halftime of both the men’s and women’s contests.

The annual Coming Home festivities will take place between games. A court will be announced among the 14 nominees following by the crowning of the Coming Home King.

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