By Elisa Mitton
(WINDSOR, ON) – This weekend, the Windsor Lancers will host 9 games over the course of three days starting on Friday night and running through until Sunday afternoon. As part of the action packed weekend, the Department of Athletics will host their 10th annual Breast Cancer Awareness day this Saturday in Windsor.
The men’s and women’s basketball team will kick off all the action on Friday night as they play host to the nationally ranked Carleton Ravens. The women’s will tipoff at 6:00pm, while the men will take on the Ravens at 8:00pm at the St Denis Centre.
Head coach Kevin Hamlin and the men’s hockey team will then host the Brock Badgers in their final regular season home game on Friday. The puck is set to drop at 7:30pm at South Windsor Arena. The team will also honour their graduating seniors in a pre-game ceremony.
On Saturday, the Lancers will trade in their traditional blue and gold for pink as they raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Windsor’s two basketball and two volleyball teams will Get Their Pink On prior to or during their OUA home games in support of the 10th annual event.
The Lancers held their first awareness night back in 2007, involving both the men’s and women’s basketball teams and, based on that success, have included more varsity events since the inaugural event.
As part of the initiative, the Lancers will wear either a commemorative 10th anniversary warm-up shirt or a jersey from previous breast cancer events to honour a decade of awareness. Fans are also asked to break out shirts from years past and wear them to the event on Saturday.
The day will start with the Lancer volleyball teams hosting the McMaster Marauders Saturday afternoon at the St Denis Centre. The women will kick everything off at 1:00pm, followed by the men at 3:00pm.
Lancer basketball closes out the festivities Saturday night, in their second game of the weekend, against the Ottawa Gee Gees. Game time is set for 6:00pm for the women and 8:00pm for the men at the St Denis Centre.
To raise money for Breast Cancer Research, Lancer breast cancer t-shirts from years past will be available for sale throughout the day for just $10 each. Pink CIS Shoot for the Cure reusable tote bags will be also available throughout the day for $5 apiece, as well as pink Lancer toques for $8.
Proceeds from these sales will go directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Lancer coaches will also be involved as they will be wearing pink behind the bench to show their support for the cause.
On Sunday, the volleyball teams are back on the court to close out the weekend when they host the Brock Badgers. Game time is 1:00pm for the women and 3:00pm for the men.
Tickets for Lancer basketball are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Tickets for Lancer volleyball are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.
Be sure to join the Lancers this weekend for a terrific day of activity and to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Research.