Supporting Hoops 4 Hope and cancer research
N.C. State guard Marissa Kastanek in her pink uniform supporting the Hoops 4 Hope event in February.
For the past eight years, North Carolina's electric cooperatives have supported "Hoops 4 Hope," a breast cancer awareness and fundraising event. The stands were awash in pink on Feb. 17 as 8,000 fans packed Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh to watch the N.C State women's basketball team take on Georgia Tech. (State lost 79–70).
At halftime, breast cancer survivors gathered and were recognized in a tribute on the Kay Yow court, named in honor of the former Wolfpack women's coach who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2009. More than $70,000 for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund was raised through ticket sales, a silent auction and Walk 4 Kay (at which participants walked on treadmills next to their favorite N.C. State celebrities). For more information and to learn how you can help, visit www.gopack.com/ot/h4h.