VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's women's basketball game against Randolph College on Wednesday, Feb. 6, will celebrate two national events ... Play 4Kay Pink Day and National Association for Girls and Women in Sports.
Fans attending the 7 p.m. game at the Jane P. Batten Student Center are urged to wear pink in support of the Play 4Kay initiative which is an opportunity to help raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research. Admission to the game will be free, but donations will be accepted for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, the official charity of the cause. Additional information can be found at www.play4kay.org.
At the same time, it will also be the 27th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year's theme is "Girls in Sports: An Investment in the Future." The NGWSD began in 1987 as a day to remember Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her athletic achievements and her work to assure equality for women's sports. She died of Marfan's Syndrome in 1986 while competing in Japan. For additional information check out the NGWSD site at www.aahperd.org.
Virginia Wesleyan will enter Wednesday's Old Dominion Athletic Conference contest with a 13-8 record overall and an 8-4 mark in the league. The Marlins are currently tied with Bridgewater for third place in the season standings as the conference heads into its final weeks of regular season competition. Teams are battling for seeding in the upcoming ODAC tournament. The top four seeded teams receive a first round bye and the other teams begin competition on Monday, Feb. 18 at the remaining higher seeds.
Randolph enters the game with a 3-17 record overall and a 1-11 mark in the league.