COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - The Texas A&M Women's Basketball Team is preparing for their Annual Play 4 Kay Breast Cancer Awareness Game. The Aggies will Take on the Louisiana State Tigers at Reed Arena on Thursday, Feb. 14.
Tuesday, Assistant Coach Bob Starkey appeared on Brazos Valley This Morning to talk about the game and fundraiser.
"The most important thing is to create awareness for breast cancer, our ability to fight and early detection," said Starkey. "My wife and I actually pay $2 for each student that comes to the game and that money goes to the Kay Yow [Cancer] Fund and is actually earmarked for women that can not afford mammograms."
The BTHO Breast Cancer Game will also feature a survivors walk at half-time for women who have either defeated breast cancer or are currently battling it. During the match-up, each player's name on their jersey will be replaced with the name of someone who has battled breast cancer.
"So as a coach, this is the first time I've asked a team to play for the name on the back of the jersey instead of the front," Starkey said.
The Play 4 Kay Breast Cancer Awareness Game tips off at 6:30 p.m.