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Feb. 15, 2013
GREENSBORO (theACC.com) - For the seventh straight year, ESPN will support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the V Foundation, by airing 12 women's basketball games over two days, Sunday, Feb. 17 and Monday, Feb. 18, as part of the Play 4Kay initiative.
Included in those 12 games are two ACC contests on Sunday, Feb. 17 as part of the World Wide Leader's eight regionalized broadcasts. NC State aims to paint Reynolds Coliseum pink when it hosts Georgia Tech at 2:30 p.m., while Virginia will welcome No. 7/8 Maryland to the John Paul Jones Arena for a 5 p.m. tipoff.
The majority of the country will see the best action of the day with whip-around coverage between sites and updates from other games. In the 16 home markets of the competing teams, ESPN2 will start and remain primarily with the game of local interest.
ESPN3 will have the eight regionalized games in their entirety.
Kay Yow Legacy
Yow's coaching career spanned more than 38 years, including 34 with NC State. She had a record of 737-344, which encompassed 20 NCAA championship bids, a Women's Final Four appearance in 1998 and four ACC Tournament championships. She also coached the U.S. Olympic women's team to a gold medal in 1988 and was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and was inducted in the inaugural NC State Hall of Fame in October, 2012.
About the Kay Yow Cancer Fund
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved, and unifying people for a common cause. For more information on the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the initiative or to make a donation, please visit www.Play4Kay.org.
About The V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The Foundation has raised more than $120 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. Administrative and fundraising expenses are paid by the Foundation's endowment. The Foundation awards grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Board. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For more information on the WBCA, please visit www.wbca.org.