For the sixth straight year, the Lady Lions’ Play4Kay-benefiting Pink Zone event will help donate more than $200,000 toward fighting breast cancer, the team announced Wednesday.
Overall, the program helped raise $255,000 this year — the third-highest total in the event’s 11-year history.
The funds will go toward Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, JC Blair Memorial Hospital, Kay Yow Cancer Fund, Mount Nittany Medical Center, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition and Penn State Cancer Institute at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
“This event is incredibly meaningful to our entire program — players, coaches, staff and administrators — and brings national recognition to our campus for the efforts in the fight to cure breast cancer,” coach Coquese Washington said in a written statement. “Our most heartfelt thanks go out to all of the sponsors, fans and, of course, breast cancer survivors that make this event such a special part of our program each year.”
Big Ten/ACC Challenge opponent announced
ROSEMONT, Ill. The Penn State women’s basketball team will play host to Wake Forest on Nov. 30 in the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the conference announced Wednesday.
The game time and TV coverage will be announced at a later date.
The Lady Lions are 3-7 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. They most recently defeated Boston College there last season in a road game.
Number of season tickets sold continues to rise
UNIVERSITY PARK More than 8,400 more Penn State football season tickets have been sold this season compared to last year, the university said in a recent update.
Those still interested in season tickets can visit PSUnrivaled.com or call 1-800-NITTANY.