DILLON — The University of Montana Western women’s basketball team joined the “Pink Zone” initiative for the 2008-09 season. The initial year’s fundraising efforts raised $700 in donations.
The “Pink Zone,” formerly known as “Think Pink,” was started in 2007 by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in campus communities and beyond.
Since its inception, Pink Zone fundraising events have raised $31,830.61 in Beaverhead County. Those monies are donated to the Southwest Montana Mammography Program (SMM) at Barrett Hospital in Dillon.
Special Pink Zone t-shirts were sold throughout Dillon. The 2016 t-shirt featured a design by McCall Hasquet, a member of the Montana Western women’s basketball team.
Montana Western Pink Zone activities conclude this weekend with several fun-raising events and the special Pink Zone basketball game. Beaverhead County High School’s Pink Zone games and activities are Feb. 19 and 20.
The Bulldogs are hosting the University of Great Falls on Saturday in the official Pink Zone game. There will be a variety of activities during the game.
On Friday and Saturday the Brewery in Dillon will donate one dollar for each pint sold. Dennis Schurg, Edward Jones; Pioneer Federal, UMW Chancellor Beth Weatherby and Steve Kramer, and Trent Cottom of Edward Jones will also make contributions for each pint sold.
Sparky’s Garage in Dillon will donate two dollars for each entrée sold on Friday and Saturday, On Thursday, NV Salon is donating to the Pink Zone one dollar per haircut and three dollars for each chemical treatment. On Saturday, the Lion’s Den is donating one dollar for each pizza and or pint sold.
Taylor Realty is donating one dollar for each free throw made during both the men and women’s game. Beaverhead Home and Ranch is donating one dollar for each 3-point basket made during both the men and women’s game.
— Montana Western Sports Information