The world of Basketball lost a legend late last month. NC State Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame coach Kay Yow passed at the age of 66, succumbing to the breast cancer that she so valiantly fought against for over a decade. Though many would consider cancer a curse, Yow instead looked at the disease as an opportunity to help Women around the world with the same problem. Yow, with the help of the Jimmy V Foundation, established her own cancer fund, the Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund with the hopes of raising money to help find an answer to Breast Cancer.
Prior to Yow’s passing, Nike planned to release the Nike Kay Yow Collection of Nike Basketball sneakers to help support the Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund and help raise Breast Cancer awareness. The Nike Kay Yow Collection features a Pink/White Nike Hyperdunk and a White/Pink Nike Blue Chip Low. Both sneakers feature the Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund logo on the tongue. The release of the sneakers will conincide with several Women’s Basketball teams wearing Pink versions of their uniform on the court this February.
The Nike Nike Kay Yow Collection is set to release at the House of Hoops by Foot Locker in NYC, Chicago, and LA on February 9th. Nike will donate a minimum of $2 from every purchase to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.
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