MONROE, La. - The ULM basketball teams will support breast cancer awareness with its annual Pack the Place Pink Night Thursday against Arkansas State inside Fant-Ewing Coliseum. The doubleheader will begin with the women's Pink Zone game against Arkansas State at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men's game against the Red Wolves at 7:30 p.m.
The ULM women will wear pink uniforms and donations will be accepted at the game with the proceeds going to the Kitty Degree Breast Health Center. In addition, fans wearing pink will be admitted to both games for just $5. Pink Zone t-shirts will be on sale that night for $5 for ULM students and $10 for the public.
Also, in support of breast cancer awareness, head men's basketball coach Keith Richard and his wife, Holly, will donate $1 to Kitty Degree for every ULM student in attendance that night. Holly is a breast cancer survivor and both thought this was a great time to give back and get the ULM student body involved.
"My wife, Holly, is a cancer survivor and we wanted to be involved by giving a donation," Richard said. "We're blessed that she is a survivor and we want to give something back and we thought that this game would be a perfect opportunity for us to get involved. Hopefully as many students as possible can come to the game and get loud."
The first 200 students in attendance will also receive free food and drinks provided by Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers.