Did you miss the 2012 Lady Lions Pink Zone Basketball game? No problem… here’s what you missed.
Game Date: February 26, 2012
Total Raised in 2012: $203,000
Total Pink Zone Dollars Raised: $565,317.73
PA Breast Cancer Coalition
Hershey Cancer Institute
Mount Nittany MC
Kay Yow Cancer Fund
Fans in attendance: 13,849
Survivors in Attendance: 505
Game score: Penn State 74 – Minnesota 51
Game Highlight: Wining this game allowed the Lady Lions basketball team to clinch the outright big ten regular season title.
Coppersmith Award Winner: Steve Falke and the Penn State Bookstore
(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: “Over the years our Pink Zone game has grown to be the signature breast cancer event in the nation,” Lady Lion Basketball head coach Coquese Washington said. “We are thrilled to be able to impact breast cancer awareness, education, outreach and research on a local, regional and national basis. When I look at what we accomplished this year, all I can say is WOW! And rest assured we will continue to push forward and grow Pink Zone in even bigger ways in 2013.”
Fun Fact: This event occurred on Febuary 26, 2012 and welcomed 13,849 guests. At the time, this crowd was the fourth largest the BJC had seen IN HISTORY!