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Why is the WNBA Going Pink?

Going Pink for a Great Cause!

The WNBA is going Pink for a great cause! We've all seen pink shoes, pink sweat bands, hats, patches and more while assorted sports teams give a shout out to the fight against breast cancer. Now the WNBA is doing their part and taking it up a notch! The WNBA has announced that they will do their part to help in fight against breast cancer with Breast Health Awareness Week August 18-24.

According to WNBA.com The WNBA will be bringing attention to this important cause during six nationally televised games on ESPN2 and NBA TV by having home teams wear distinctive pink and white designed uniforms that are branded with the WNBA Breast Health Awareness message. All WNBA players will wear commemorative pink and white designed shooting shirts, pink headbands, wristbands and socks throughout the week.

Teams and Cities in on the Effort!

Other teams and cities are planning special events during the week as well. These include the Phoenix Mercury's "Rock The Pink" event with players promoting breast health awareness through a variety of activities. The Los Angeles Sparks will be hosting an in-arena silent auction of WNBA and Sparks memorabilia. You can check on WNBA.com for each team and their events scheduled during the week.

Taking it up a NOTCH!

The league itself is going the extra mile but so are several teams. Many have special events planned during the week but nothing really holds a candle to what the San Antonio Silver Stars are planning. The Silver Stars will host the first known professional basketball game to ever be played on a pink court. Now that's adding a new level! The game will take place between the Silver Stars and the Phoenix Mercury.

Now that's a way to help get the message out!.

Information courtesy of WNBA.com.  Photo via WNBA.com/Getty Images.

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