UC Irvine Teams Play Pink

UC Irvine Teams Play Pink

IRVINE, Calif. -- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, UC Irvine Athletics will host "Think Pink" games in the month of February.

Baseball, women's basketball, men's volleyball and women's water polo will all participate Feb. 21-25.

Men's basketball kicked off the festivities on Feb. 8 as head coach Russell Turner's mother, Dr. Betty Shepherd, a breast cancer survivor, was honored in a pre-game ceremony.

Think Pink Adidas Climalite wristbands will be available at each game for a minimum $2 donation. All proceeds will be donated to the UC Irvine Breast Health Center.

The UC Irvine Breast Health Center is one of only 20 accredited breast centers in California dedicated to the comprehensive care, multidisciplinary team approach to coordinating the best treatment options, and patient access to ongoing information about clinic trials and new treatment options.

Anteater teams will be sporting pink gear and all fans are encouraged to join in and wear pink as well.

Think Pink Week is a yearlong commitment from UC Irvine Athletics.  A similar round of events were held in the month of October.

Schedule of Think Pink Games:

Baseball - Tuesday, Feb. 21, San Diego State - Anteater Ballpark – 6:30 p.m. - Buy Tickets
Women's Basketball - Thursday, Feb. 23 - Hawaii - Bren Events Center – 7:00 p.m.
Women's Water Polo Friday, Feb. 24 – San Diego State – Anteater Aquatics Center - 4:15 p.m. - Tickets available at the pool
Men's Volleyball - Friday, Feb. 24 – UCLA - Bren Events Center – 7:00 p.m. - Buy Tickets

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