Wear Pink Friday
Thursday, February 13, 2014 | by Allie Hornsby

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary College women's basketball team will host the University of Dallas this Friday in its "Think Pink” game to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. The game will be held in honor of Centenary Faculty member Tina Feldt. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. in the Gold Dome.

Fans who wear pink will receive FREE admission into the game. The program will be selling a limited supply of pink shirts for $5.

This week the Ladies also got to listen to the testimony of Mrs. Tina Feldt, Director of Counseling & Disability Services at Centenary. The testimony stressed the importance of knowledge and supporting each other. Feldt has also been cancer free since December 17th.

“We were honored to have Mrs. Tina Feldt speak to us. She herself had breast cancer and I think it’s important to have a pink game not just to wear pink, have different jerseys, shoelaces, but to have an actual reason we do it,” said head coach Kristen Davis. “It’s for breast cancer research and Mrs. Tina had the disease and beat it and we were privileged to have her speak to us and give us some inspiring words.”

“It was an incredible honor to speak to the women’s basketball program and to have the t-shirts printed and have the special game,” said Feldt.

The pink out game is really special for the Ladies basketball team because a number of the players have family members who have experience with breast cancer.

A few of the Ladies were asked why they “think pink”. Sophomore Lindsey Bruce thinks pink because of her Aunt Linda who has been cancer free for several months. Freshman Haley Deshautelle thinks pink because of her mother who has been cancer free since 2009.

Zeta Tau Alpha will also be handing out pink ribbons and host a game of “put-out” basketball for prizes at halftime.

The Centenary Ladies hope to see everyone Friday in pink to help support Breast Cancer.