Over the course of the years, Pink Zone at Penn State has seen phenomenal growth making it the biggest event of its kind in the Big Ten and the nation. Under the leadership of current Lady Lion Head Coach Coquese Washington, the success of Pink Zone has reached a new level.
Due to the exponential growth of Pink Zone at Penn State, the planning and execution of this incredible event has outgrown its original boundaries in the Lady Lion Basketball offices. In the summer of 2011, a new non-profit organization called The Pennsylvania Pink Zone was established to help alleviate some of the “growing pains” and take Pink Zone to the next level. Through the creation of this 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the mission of Pink Zone can now be supported by year-round efforts in the fight against breast cancer. With this came the hiring of our very first employee, Miriam Powell, Executive Director.