Pink uniforms, pink whistles, pink shoes, and pink shoelaces? What is this all about?
No, Corban’s school colors have not been changed to pink but there is certainly going to be a lot of it tonight at the girl’s basketball game against Concordia!
Today started Pink Zone and the team, coaches, and students are more excited about it than ever.
Pink Zone is an ongoing event sponsored by the Woman Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) with the proceeds from half of the ticket sales going towards the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Kay Yow was a women’s basketball coach at North Caroline State University who suffered from breast cancer. Yow is a born-again believer and has a tremendous testimony regarding her faith and long time battle with her illness.
Corban first heard about Pink Zone through WBCA publicity emails during their second year of initiation—back then, it was referred to as the Think Pink event.
“We jumped on it as quickly as we could,” said Terry Williams, head women’s basketball coach at Corban.
“Most everyone has a story about someone—a close friend, a relative—who has been affected by cancer of some kind,” Williams said.
“As a follower of Christ, I don’t think He wants us here on Earth just biding time,” Williams stated, “We can join hands even with those who are not believers and strive to improve human health.”
For Williams, it’s especially important for Corban to be involved with events such as Pink Zone.
Miriam Slatter, transfer from New Zealand on the basketball team, is proud of Corban for doing what they can to raise cancer awareness.
“ It’s an awesome thing, “ Slatter said, “especially for a women’s team—support our ladies!”
Although for now, Pink Zone is only being acted out by the Women’s Basketball team, Williams hopes that soon, the Men’s team will also join in the event.
In the meanwhile, Williams and Slatter hope everyone at school will show up to the game tonight at 5:30 and support not only their team, but unite with them in this battle against cancer. In an attempt to attract more students, Corban ASB will also be hosting halftime activities and giving away prizes.
“It would really show the Corban spirit if everyone would wear pink!” Slatter said enthusiastically.
Williams agreed and stated, “It’d be great to see a great evening of pink—and it’s not even my favorite color!”