UNCASVILLE, Conn. (August 5, 2019) – The Connecticut Sun will celebrate survivors and raise awareness for breast cancer during Rock The Pink weekend, presented by Yale New Haven Health, on August 16 and 18.
On August 16, the Sun will take on the Seattle Storm at 7:30 p.m. and the Dallas Wings at 3 p.m. on August 18. For both games, the team will be wearing specialized jerseys featuring pink elements to highlight the cause. Those jerseys, signed by the player, will be auctioned off from August 7 through the end of the game on August 18 using the DASH Auction app and HERE. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the breast cancer programs at the American Cancer Society.
In addition to the specialized jerseys, both games will have elements to honor those that have been lost to the disease and champion the survivors and their caretakers. On August 16, 3,000 placards will be handed out upon entry. Those placards, which say I Fight For, have a space for fans to fill in a name for use as an in-game moment. That same day, the Sun will present a $5,000 check to representatives of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. On August 18, the first 3,000 fans through the door will receive special pink ribbon pins. At both games, breast cancer survivors will participate in the pregame ball exchange at center court.
Following the game on August 18, Sun guard Jasmine Thomas will be hosting a dinner to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Thomas’ mother is a breast cancer survivor and the cause is near and dear to her heart. The event will be held in the Sky Convention Center at 7 p.m. that evening. In addition, Thomas is donating $5 for each three pointer she makes this season to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a donation which is being matched by the Connecticut Sun Foundation. To purchase tickets or to donate, visit HERE.
The Sun will be in action next on Friday, August 9 when they travel to Minnesota to take on the Lynx. Game time is set for 8 p.m. ET. Connecticut returns home to take on the Storm on August 16. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit connecticutsun.com.