The Notre Dame women's basketball program is expanding its Pink Zone efforts this year, with merchandise and donation buckets on hand for Monday's game against No. 8/7 Louisville at Purcell Pavilion (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2).

Notre Dame Women's Basketball Expands Pink Zone Efforts This Season

Feb. 20, 2015

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Although the University of Notre Dame women’s basketball team already held its official Pink Zone game (known nationally as Play4Kay) back on Feb. 1, defeating Wake Forest, 92-63 at Purcell Pavilion, the Fighting Irish continue their drive to raise funds for breast cancer research.

At Monday’s home game against No. 8/7 Louisville (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2), Notre Dame will be supporting the Pink Zone/Play4Kay initiative, while also giving local fans the chance to help the cause in the event they were not able to attend the Feb. 1 Wake Forest game due to poor weather in the South Bend area that afternoon.

Donation buckets will be stationed at Gates 8, 9 and 10 of Purcell Pavilion for fans to offer monetary contributions for the Pink Zone/Play4Kay cancer awareness drive. There also will be numerous Pink Zone/Play4Kay items up for sale at designated tables located in Heritage Hall on the upper concourse on the north side of Purcell Pavilion (opposite the team benches).

For Monday’s game against Louisville, the Notre Dame players will wear special white uniforms with pink and navy blue trim, as well as pink sneakers, while the Fighting Irish coaching staff also will be outfitted in various pink items.

The Fighting Irish have raised nearly $750,000 in donations for Pink Zone/Play4Kay during the past six seasons, including better than $125,000 last year (among the most in the nation by a Division I program).

Once again this year, all funds raised by Notre Dame during its Pink Zone campaign will be divided between a local recipient (the Foundation of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center) and a national charity (the Kay Yow Cancer Fund).

For more information on the 2015 Notre Dame Pink Zone initiative, please visit the event’s official web site:

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— Chris Masters, Associate Athletic Media Relations Director