Special Events Planned for Final Home Weekend



Feb. 14, 2014

SPRINGFIELD -- Missouri State has several special events planned for its final home women’s basketball weekend of the season when the Lady Bears take on Indiana State and Illinois State on Feb. 21 and 23 at JQH Arena. Tickets are available by calling (417) 836-7678 or in person at the JQH Arena Box Office, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Play4Kay - Feb. 21 vs. Indiana State, 7:05 p.m.
   The Play4Kay game, named for former North Carolina State women’s coach Kay Yow, takes place at schools around the country each February to raise awareness for breast cancer. Among the many activities include country music artist Candy Coburn singing the national anthem and performing at halftime. Breast cancer survivors in attendance are invited to the floor for the halftime show.
   Additionally, Missouri State’s pink jerseys worn during the game, as well as pink jerseys designed for each coach, will be auctioned off to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.
   The BCFO will also be in the JQH Arena concourse collecting donations and selling pink ribbons. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a pink carabiner keychain courtesy of Crighton Olive Dunn.

Senior Day - Feb. 23 vs. Illinois State, 2:07 p.m.
   Missouri State will honor its senior class in a pregame ceremony and fans will have a chance to hear from those seniors at a postgame reception at University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center. Refreshments will be provided and the festivies should begin within half an hour of the final buzzer.
   The Illinois State game will also have special halftime entertainment as the Great Southern Bank Canine Crew puts its frisbee-catching skills on display.



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