From pink whistles to pink warm up shirts, Kay Yow was honored at women’s college basketball games around the country Saturday, the day she was laid to rest.
Yow, the longtime North Carolina State coach, died last Saturday after battling breast cancer for more than two decades. Cheap Fake NFL Jerseys from China Wholesale Pink is commonly used by groups that try to raise awareness of the disease and raise funds to help search for a cure.
Kansas and No. 11 Texas A wore pink shirts before their game at College Station, Texas, and officials at the Rutgers South Florida, Oklahoma Missouri, and Cincinnati Notre Dame games all used pink whistles.
„We do everything for her memory and in memory of those we have lost and celebrating those who have survived and keeping the fight,“ said Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson after a 73 60 loss to No. 11 Texas A „It’s her awareness, her public fight with that disease.
„She didn’t lose it, she beat it three times and I think she wins because she’s created so much awareness and she was willing to step out in the spotlight and speak to all of us who can do so much. And we need to do more.“
The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association issued a waiver this week to allow teams to wear pink game jerseys, headbands, and shooting shirts to honor Yow until Feb. 22.
Teams had already been given permission to wear pink during the week of Feb. 13 22 as part of „The Pink Zone“ to help raise awareness for breast cancer.
„Kay has championed the cause. All we need to do is whatever we can do,“ said Texas A coach Gary Blair, who along with his coaching staff wore the pink breast cancer ribbons upside down for Yow. „Even in this tough economic environment we need to find a way to help. It’s a win win situation not just for cancer, but for what women’s basketball can do.“