SALISBURY, Md. – For the fourth-consecutive year, the No. 10 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team will be help the fight against breast cancer and raise awareness with its annual Pink Game this Saturday, March 28, as the Sea Gulls take on Capital Athletic Conference foe University of Mary Washington.
Last season, the women raised $1,900 during "Lax for the Cure," topping the previous year's total by $400. This year, the Sea Gulls will have various ways for fans to contribute to the cause including balloon sales and a silent auction.
As of Thursday morning, the team has sold nearly 150 pink balloons, which will be decorated with personal dedications honoring the breast cancer awareness fundraiser. All balloons will decorate Sea Gull Stadium during Saturday's game. For fans that have not yet purchased a balloon and would like to, there will be a table set up by the grandstands for a minimum $2 donation per balloon.
The silent auction this season will have five basket opportunities to bid on. Each basket has its own theme dedicated by each class and coaching staff: the seniors' basket is themed 'summertime,' the juniors' basket is themed 'everything pink,' the sophomores' basket is themed 'spa,' the freshmen's basket is themed 'coffee lovers,' and the coaches' basket is themed 'Salisbury.'
The auction will be located on the Maroon and Gold club side of the stands. Bidding will close at the start of the second half of the game.
All proceeds from the Pink Game go to a local foundation, 'Women Supporting Women.' The charity is a grass-roots local non-profit organization which was founded in 1993 by three area women: Harriette Fine, Carol Prager, and Sue Revelle. They started the group out of their homes after discovering the need to help women through their journey with breast cancer. They have since grown to serve the entire Delmarva Peninsula.
Come out and support the fight against breast cancer and cheer on the Sea Gulls as they take on the Eagles. First draw is set for 1 p.m.