Annville, Lebanon County—It's a good idea that keeps growing every year. The Lebanon Valley women's basketball team holds its 5th annual "Pink Game" to raise money for cancer research. Last year's event drew a record crowd to the LVC gym of 1,560. This year's game brings out another 1,465. The Dutchmen played the game in custom pink jerseys which are up for bid in a special auction to raise funds. Ticket proceeds, raffles and auctions are all ways to collect some cash for the cause. The "Pink Game" is important to everyone in the LVC community to help donate to the American Cancer Society of Lebanon and the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute.
"The partnership with the Hershey Medical Cancer Research, that's new this year. Each year we seem to be branching out a little bit," said Lebanon Valley College Athletic Director Rick Beard. "It's become a really quality event not only for our campus but also for our community." The event has raised over $10,000 in the previous four years.
LVC topped the Blue Jays 65-51 to remain undefeated in conference play with three games to go in the regular season. They are 4-1 in pink games.