2011 Pink Zone Basketball Game Recap

Did you miss the 2011 Lady Lions Pink Zone Basketball game? No problem… here’s what you missed.
Game Date: February 27, 2011
Total Raised in 2011: $197,210
Total Pink Zone Dollars Raised: $362,317.73
Beneficiaries affected:
PA Breast Cancer Coalition
Hershey Cancer Institute
Mount Nittany MC
Kay Yow Cancer Fund
JC Blair
Fans in attendance: 11,288
Survivors in Attendance: 364
Opponent: Northwestern
Game score: Penn State 66 – Northwestern 56
Game Highlight: (As of February 27, 2011) In her first career start, “freshman guard Maggie Lucas tied Kelly Mazzante’s Penn State single-season record for three-pointers after netting her 102nd triple of the season on the way to a team-best 21 points. Lucas is just the third player in Big Ten history to tally 100 three-pointers in a season, joining Mazzante and record-holder Caity Mater of Ohio State.”
Coppersmith Award Winner: Fullington Trailways
(What is the Coppersmith award: The Mimi U. Barash Coppersmith Pink Zone Champion Award is an annual recognition of an individual, organization or group that has made outstanding contributions to breast cancer education, outreach, advocacy, treatment, survivorship, research or support in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. An award will be made in association with the annual Pink Zone game. Nominations can be made by volunteers for Pink Zone, staff of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lady Lions staff and team members, and the community at large.)
Quote of the year: “All of us at Mount Nittany Medical Center are deeply grateful to the Pink Zone at Penn State, Coach Washington, the players and the entire Lady Lion Basketball organization for their generosity and support of local cancer care through the gifts to the resource center of the new cancer center at Mount Nittany,” Steve Brown, FACHE, CEO and President of Mount Nittany Health System said. “The Pink Zone is an important, premier event for this community and its impact touches so many people. We couldn’t be more proud or pleased to be part of it.”
Fun Fact: Pink Zone’s donation to JC Blair went directly toward the digital mammography fundraising campaign at the JC Blair Hospital in Huntington, Pa.

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