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Downers Grove South girls hoops hosting Shoot for a Cure event

Published: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 2:31 p.m. CDT
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Downers Grove South basketball seniors (from left) Melissa McLean, Bridget Ruder, Claire Hardy, Nicole Landrosh, Alexis Conklin, and Cierrae Caver will be part of the 6th Annual Shoot for a Cure event tonight when the Mustangs host Morton.  

DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South's girls basketball team won't just be playing another game tonight. The Mustangs' 7:30 p.m. contest against visiting Morton will be the 6th Annual Shoot for a Cure event.

In addition to the West Suburban Gold conference game between the two sets of Mustangs, spectators will have the opportunity to support research for a cure for breast cancer by participating in raffles for valuable prizes.

Raffle prizes include gift cards to local restaurants and stores, adventures like guided fishing expeditions, Bulls tickets, WNBA Chicago Sky tickets, White Sox tickets, and more. Raffle winners will be announced after the varsity game and winners do not have to be present to win. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Kay Yow Breast Cancer Research Fund and the ongoing battle to eliminate breast cancer.

Kay Yow was head women’s basketball coach at North Carolina State University for 34 years, was only the third coach in women’s Division I history to coach in over 1,000 games at the same school, and one of only six to achieve 700 career victories. Coach Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and after battling breast cancer three times, she passed away on January 24, 2009.

The varsity game will be the culmination of a full night of games as the freshmen A game is scheduled to tip off at 4:30 p.m. and the freshmen B and sophomore games are slated for 6 p.m.

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