BISD Pink & White Game 2012
Throughout the country, basketball games are being played in hopes to raise money for cancer research. The national Women’s Basketball Coaching Association has formed a foundation called the Kay Yow: WBCA Cancer Fund. This fund is the first women’s initiative chosen by the WBCA in its 28 year history. Coach Kay Yow was a well- known coach from North Carolina State University. She battled cancer until it took her life in 2009.
Fran Garmon, girls’ basketball coach at South Belton Middle School, was a personal friend of Coach Yow. Not only that, Coach Garmon and Coach Yow are past presidents and founding members of the national Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Belton Middle School, Lake Belton Middle School and South Belton Middle School saw this as an opportunity to come together as a community and encouraged their athletes to serve their community in a positive, constructive way while addressing the impact that cancer has had and is having on so many lives.
The challenge was given to approximately 200 basketball players to raise as much money as possible before and during the February 2nd game to help in this cause. BMS ,SMBS, and LBMS athletes were asked to find a sponsor for their game shirt and proudly played in honor of a cancer survivor; in honor of someone who is currently battling cancer; or in memory of someone who has succumbed to cancer. Along with finding sponsors and getting business donations, “Dribbling for the Cure” shirts were sold during the games; donation buckets were passed during the games, and a silent auction was held.
In all, $10,000 was raised and donated to the Robert S. Love Foundation which will fund local cancer research and aid in finding a cure for cancer!!