Penn State has been recognized as the 2014 Play 4Kay Initiative Division I winner for its efforts to raise breast cancer awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer by the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The Play 4Kay initiative serves as a platform for a nation of coaches, student-athletes and fans to raise awareness and funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, an organization committed to funding women’s cancer research and supporting projects that assist the underserved community.
“We are truly honored to work with the Kay Yow Fund as part of our Pink Zone at Penn State initiative,” Lady Lion head coach Coquese Washington said. “The Yow Fund has been tremendous in the fight against breast cancer in Coach Yow’s memory, and we are delighted to partner with the Kay Yow Fund as we all continue to work for a cure.”
The 2014 Pink Zone at Penn State took place on Sunday, Feb. 16 and saw 12,585 fans in attendance account for the sixth-largest crowd in school history. The Lady Lions welcomed a record 698 breast cancer survivors to the game.