As part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone campaign for breast cancer awareness
, the women's basketball team at Middle Tennessee auctioned their pink jerseys and raised more than $7,000, reported The Tennessean.
The donations will be given to The Center for Breast Health at Middle Tennessee Medical Center and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
In total, the university's athletic teams have raised more than $67,000 in jersey auctions for breast cancer awareness.
"As an athletic department, any time Middle Tennessee can use athletics as platforms like this for the greater good of the community, we proudly jump on board. A special thanks goes to our corporate partner, Middle Tennessee Medical Center, along with our coaches, players and staff who help put on this special occasion every year," athletic director Chris Massaro told the news source.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is named after the late basketball coach of North Carolina State University. Yow coached basketball for more than 25 years and led the United States women's basketball team to win the Olympics in 1988.