Family Circle Cup goes pink

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Family Circle Cup and the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center have teamed up to support “Pink Out Komen Night for the Cure” on Thursday from 7-10 p.m. at the Family Circle Stadium on Daniel Island.

The event will benefit the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The Family Circle Cup encourages fans who attend the evening session to wear pink and help “pink out” the stadium.

For each person who enters wearing pink, the Family Circle Cup and MUSC Hollings Cancer Center will donate $1 to the Komen Lowcountry Affiliate.

Several “pink out” themes will be performed on Thursday including: a pink carpet that will be rolled out in the player tunnel to introduce the players in style, the ball crew, umpires and court maintenance staff will be wearing pink Antigua shirts to show support.

A MUSC Hollings Cancer Center patient and a Komen Lowcountry Affiliate representative will present the coin toss.

In addition, Scales Pink Drink Champagne Cocktails will be offered and Scales Cocktails and the Family Circle Cup will each donate $1 from every drink sold to the affiliate.

“Family Circle Cup - and the entire Daniel Island community - have been such a huge part of what we are able to do as an affiliate,” Taffy Tamblyn, executive director of the Affiliate, said in a news release.

“The upcoming Pink Out Night is an exciting start to what we hope is an ongoing event that only adds to the enjoyment of the tournament and to the lives impacted in the Lowcountry.”

“We are excited to join forces with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center to raise money for the Komen Lowcountry Affiliate,” Eleanor Adams, tournament manager for the Family Circle Cup, siad.

“Thursday night will be very special for the Family Circle Cup, and I hope everyone will join us in our first-ever stadium pink out.”

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