Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Zipp has announced that the department will raffle off a desk chair in support of the women’s basketball team’s Play 4Kay breast cancer awareness contest.
The women’s basketball team will donate 100 percent of the funds raised through the chair raffle to the Play 4Kay Foundation.
Tickets are $5 each and will be available beginning Monday, Jan. 20, in the Athletic Department office in Shingleton Gymnasium or through the members of the women’s basketball team.
Play 4Kay, named for former N.C. State head coach Kay Yow, began in 2007 and has raised over $2.6 million since its inception. The Play 4Kay initiative serves as a platform for a “nation of coaches” to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research on the court and playing fields, across campuses, in communities and beyond to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Play 4Kay – The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is 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.
The Limited-Edition Torsa™ desk chair, manufactured by SitOnIt Seating and donated by B-K Office Supply, has a retail value of approximately $800. Just 200 of these chairs, 100 white and 100 graphite, were produced.
“We stress to our student-athletes and coaches about the importance of giving back to the community, and this raffle is an excellent example of how the women’s basketball team is connecting with not only the university community, but Winchester/Frederick County as well,” Zipp said.
“We are truly partners with the people of the northern Shenandoah Valley and I want to thank Larry Duncan, Mark Kelly and all of the people at B-K Office Supply for donating this beautiful chair,” he continued. “I know that our women’s basketball team appreciates the support and looks forward to seeing all of its fans check the chair out at an upcoming game.”
The chair will be on display in the Shingleton Gymnasium lobby prior to home basketball games.