Bulldogs embrace free throw challenge for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

The Yale women’s basketball team is taking part in the “Play4Kay Free Throw Challenge” throughout the month of February, raising money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

The Play4Kay initiative is the fund’s largest fundraiser. The mission of the fund is to extend and improve the lives of those who are battling cancer by raising money for research and assisting the underserved. For more information, visit the fund’s website.

Bulldogs fans can support the team’s efforts by pledging for every free throw the team makes this month. Pledges are now being accepted online.

After two games, the Bulldogs have made 19 free throws. They have six games left, starting Friday, Feb. 9 at Columbia University. Texas Christian University is the current leader in the challenge with an estimated $2,550 raised so far.

Kay Yow, head coach of North Carolina State from 1975 to 2009, led the U.S. women’s basketball team to an Olympic gold medal in 1988 and is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. First diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, she passed away in 2009.