Pink and White night set for tonight
Monday, 25 February 2013 by Keith Bahlmann
The fifth annual Pink and White Night will be on Feb. 14, at the Belton High School gym for all middle school girls basketball players. The game is to raise money for cancer research as part of the Kay Yow/Women's Basketball Coaching Association Cancer Fund. Funds raised by the middle school basketball girls for sponsor shirts for cancer survivors or in memory of a cancer victim and donations from businesses will go locally to the Robert S.
Love Foundation to support Scott & White cancer research programs.
If you would like to order a shirt from the event, they are $20 each.
Last year's event raised $10,000. Let's go for over $10,000 this year! Remember: This helps our friends and families in our community.
Robert Love was born in 1959 in Temple, attended Temple High School. In 1982, Robert married Cindy Duncan and together they raised four children. In 1994, Robert was diagnosed with liposarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer characterized by tumor growth and little response to traditional therapies. Robert underwent nine surgeries, each lasting six to ten hours. On August 27, 2002, Robert passed away.
His family formed the Robert S. Love Foundation and are active in the Love Cures events.
Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Fran Garmon, now who is a basketball coach at South Belton Middle School, is a personal friend of Coach Yow. Coach Garmon was a key player in the first Pink and White event held in 2009 in Belton, which raised over $5,000. Coach Yow was very excited about the efforts. Unfortunately, Coach Yow passed away a week later.
We encourage all former basketball players who wore a shirt to a previous Pink and White event to come and join us on the floor that evening.
Either wear your shirt with the name you honored or wear a pink or purple shirt. You will stand along the perimeter.
Game play will begin at 4:15 pm, with the main presentation of honorees at 6:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Ernest at Belton Middle School, Sharon McCollister at Lake Belton Middle School or Angela Schroeder at South Belton Middle School.