Pack the House in Pink Scheduled for Saturday's Basketball Doubleheader
STATESBORO, Ga. – The eighth annual Pack the House in Pink event is set for the Georgia Southern basketball doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 9, in Hanner Fieldhouse. The women's team hosts College of Charleston at 5 p.m., while the men's team tips off against Western Carolina at 7:30 p.m.
Activities surrounding the event will focus on raising awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer and for life-saving research. Pink decorations will welcome patrons inside Hanner Fieldhouse, and fans are encouraged to wear pink to the games in the spirit of the event. Both Eagle basketball teams will sport pink shoelaces and socks to show their support, and pink towels will be used during the game on the benches.
The Zeta Tau Alpha sorority will sell pink T-shirts for $15 prior to the game. Zeta Tau Alpha will also hold a cupcake sale at Hanner Fieldhouse on game day and will have sorority members available for pink face-painting. The Phi Mu sorority will hold a $2 raffle for area gift certificates, and all funds will benefit breast cancer research.
The University Programming Board will be sponsoring a Pack the House in Pink Tailgate from 3-5 p.m. in front of Hanner Fieldhouse with free hamburgers and hotdogs and Southern Tide giveaways. The Susan G. Komen Foundation will be on hand distributing information about breast cancer, and Georgia Southern will honor local breast cancer survivors during halftime of both games.
The Eagle men are coming off a 59-57 home win over Chattanooga last Saturday, have won two of their last three contests and host Appalachian State Thursday. The Eagles are 6-3 at home this season and have won three of their last four games in Hanner.
The Eagle women's team is 2-3 in its last five and coming off a 67-54 home loss to Appalachian State Monday. Six of the last eight meetings between Georgia Southern and College of Charleston have been decided by four points or less, including the teams' first showdown this season, a 58-56 Cougar win Jan. 5, in Charleston.
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- Category: Men's Basketball
- Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 16:18