If you’re seeing pink among the see of blue and gold during this week’s sporting events, it’s because the Buccaneer winter sport teams will be “Playing for the Cure” as part of a Midwest Conference-wide—and nationwide—fight against cancer.
The MWC’s “Play for the Cure” initiative run from Friday (Feb.1) until Feb. 10, which encompasses contests for the sports of Swimming & Diving and Men’s and Women’s Basketball.
At select MWC contests the participating teams will be wearing pink “Play for the Cure” t-shirts in pre-game warm-ups and pink memorabilia during the contests. Other fundraising activities will occur during select games to promote awareness and raise funds to help find a cure for the many forms of cancer.
The Beloit College swimming and diving team will be wearing pink caps on Saturday during their home finale dual meet with Knox College, which begins at 1 p.m. in Kresge Natatorium. The Buccaneer Basketball squads will wear pink warm-ups in their home games against Knox College on Saturday, Feb. 9, in Flood Arena; the men play at 3 p.m. that day, followed by the women.
The American Cancer Society is currently funding 11 research grants in the state of Wisconsin totaling just under $7 million.
The MWC will continue the initiative throughout the 2012-2013 season, with the Spring initiative running from April 12-21. All proceeds from “Play for the Cure” will be donated to various cancer charities for research into its cause, prevention, and cure.
For more information on the initiative and how you can help please visit the MWC Play for the Cure page at www.midwestconference.org, which contains links to charities and educational information.