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Get ready to Rock the Pink! The Liberty’s annual Breast Health Awareness Night presented by Delta, will take place Tuesday, August 9th, 8pm at the Prudential Center. We have a jam packed evening of exciting events planned to honor survivors, raise awareness, as well as funds to find a cure. The very worthy causes that we’ve selected this year are the Breast Cancer Research Fund and the RuthAnn and Rebecca Lobo Scholarship for Allied Health at UConn. As you might have heard, Rebecca’s mother, RuthAnn, recently lost her battle with breast cancer, and we will celebrate her memory by raising funds for the scholarship that they started in 1993 when Rebecca was still at UConn.

Giveaways
Don’t be late! The first 3,500 fans to arrive at the game will receive a pink Liberty visor, courtesy of Delta Airlines. In addition, the first 1,000 season ticket holders to visit Subscriber Central (located on the concourse) will receive a pink Deuce Brand watch featuring a Liberty logo. A photo ID is required to pick up your watch and distribution will be one watch per seat.

Giving Back
A Silent Auction will take place on the concourse beginning when doors open and concluding at the end of halftime. Stop by the auction tables to place your bid on exclusive player autographed and game-worn items such as: Cappie’s sneakers, pink and white basketballs and Breast Health Awareness Fan packs! The auction tables will also have large pink paddles for a first-ever LIVE auction at halftime. You will have a chance to bid on a trip with the team to the Sunday, August 28th game in Chicago, among other incredible prizes.

Also, visit our online auction at Auctions.wnba.com beginning on August 5th.

In addition, our merchandise kiosks have made Breast Health Awareness t-shirts available for sale. $5 of each t-shirt purchased will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Fund, as well as the Ruth Ann & Rebecca Lobo Scholarship Alliance.

Survivor Recognition
If you or someone close to you is a breast cancer survivor who will be at the game on Tuesday, August 9th, please submit your name and seat location (Section, Row, and Seat #) no later than Sunday, August 7th to Nyliberty@msg.com. Be a part of a special recognition on Nyliberty.com and on LibertyVision when the Liberty take on the Seattle Storm, August 9th at 8pm.

For tickets, Click Here. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will also be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Fund and the Ruth Ann & Rebecca Lobo Scholarship for Allied Health at UConn.

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Louisiana College women’s basketball coach dies

Louisiana College women’s basketball coach Janice Joseph-Richard died Wednesday of breast cancer.

Joseph-Richard, 46, directed the Lady Wildcats to the ASC championship and the program’s first berth in the NCAA Division III tournament last season.

A native of Alexandria, La., Joseph-Richard earned NAIA All-American honors at LC before playing professionally in Europe and the United States.

In 1986, Richard led LC to a No. 1 national ranking and an NAIA final four appearance. She was twice named the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference player of the year and still holds school records for points in a season (822), most field goals in a season (315), and most free-throws made in a season (192).

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Real Men Wear Pink page and help support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Guess this means Rush ain’t a real man.

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It’s time to

THINK PINK

WNBA fans, there’s no need to adjust your TV screens this week, but don’t be shocked by all the pink. As part of the women’s hoops league’s annual breast health awareness initiative, home teams in four nationally televised games will sport pink and white uniforms.

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