Sports News in a Snap: Carnival Day, Breast Cancer Awareness, Sports Alerts

Carnival Day
Millersville University is hosting Carnival Day on Saturday Feb. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second floor of Pucillo Gymnasium.  Millersville Athletic teams will have activities for children related to their sport. ?The event will take place during the men’s and women’s basketball games against West Chester. It is a chance for local children to interact with student athletes.  The event will feature free giveaways. ?The first 75 people in attendance will receive a free t-shirt.  There will also be appearances by J.J.?Jumper, the NCAA Basketball mascot and Cylo, the Lancaster Barnstormers mascot.

Basketball teams raising breast cancer awareness

On Valentine’s Day, Saturday Feb. 14, MU basketball will not only will host?Kutztown, but will be honoring a worthy cause. The Pink Zone, formerly known as “Think Pink,” is a global effort for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court and across campuses. ?The lady Marauders will be wearing pink wristbands and shoe laces. ?T-shirts will be given to people who make donations to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. Kay Yow, the former head coach of the North Carolina State women’s basketball team, passed away on Jan. 24, 2009 after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. Carnations will also be handed out to women in attendance.  Tip-off for the game is 1 p.m.

Text message alerts for Millersville sports
Millersville students who cannot attend sporting events can now get scores and updates sent right to their cell phones.  The Millersville Athletic Department now sends out text message alerts to update fans on news and scores of their favorite teams.  One of the popular features of this new service is the ability to customize the kind of alerts the subscriber wishes to receive.  Users can choose which sports they wish to receive alerts about, selecting as many or as few sports as they wish.  Information such as scores, general news and award winners will be sent out during and after games. Those who wish to receive the alerts can sign up for free and can unsubscribe any time they would like.