BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- The Moravian College women's basketball team and men's basketball squad hosted a group of 121 boys and girls in 2nd through 12th grade at the 8th Annual Pink Zone Clinic in Johnston Hall on Thursday night as part of Greyhounds' Play4Kay Week and in conjunction with National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Women's Head Coach Mary Beth Spirk, assistant coaches Jasmyne Fox, Amy Endler, DeAnna Rayam and Tim Potopa, Men's Head Coach Justin Potts along with members of both the Greyhounds' women's and men's squads taught the kids proper techniques for stretching, passing, defense, dribbling and shooting during the 90-minute clinic. The event ended with a several contests to give away prizes.
A donation was requested as entry into the clinic, with the proceeds benefitting Moravian's Play4Kay Week and onto the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
The 2019 Play4Kay initiative is an opportunity for a nation of coaches to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. Since its inception in 2007, the Play4Kay initiative has raised over $3 million to support women's cancer research. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is the official charity of the initiative.
Over the last 10 years, Moravian has won the Play4Kay contest at the NCAA Division III level each season. The contest is an effort to reward participating teams in the Play4Kay who are also raising funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund®, in partnership with The V Foundation. The Greyhounds have raised a total of $134,810.
Moravian's Play4Kay week began on Sunday, February 3 and features the annual Alumni Game at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9 and the Greyhounds hosting Goucher College in a Landmark Conference contest at 2:00 p.m. in Johnston Hall when the squad will once again wear pink jerseys.
To make an online donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund through the Moravian women's basketball team, visit https://support.kayyow.com/team/207118.
For more information on Moravian's Play4Kay efforts, https://www.moraviansports.com/sports/wbkb/2018-19/Play4Kay/index.
To support Moravian's 2019 Play4Kay National Free Throw Challenge – visit https://pledgeit.org/moraviancollege-play4kay.