Abington Heights and Scranton Prep Girls’ Basketball Teams to host “Pink Night”

Two local high school girls’ basketball teams are once again partnering to help raise awareness of breast cancer.

The Scranton Preparatory School Classics and Abington Heights Lady Comets will face off on January 27, 2012, for the fourth annual “Pink Night.” This year’s contest will take place at the Scranton Prep Saint Francis Xavier Center with the junior varsity game starting at 6 p.m. and the varsity game beginning at 7:15 p.m.

“Pink Night has become one of the most highly anticipated games of the season! We definitely expect a large, enthusiastic crowd to show up once again to support the teams and this very important cause,” said Ellen Byrne, President of the Scranton Prep Girls Basketball Boosters Club.

During the game, both Abington Heights and Scranton Prep players will wear special pink jerseys and all fans are encouraged to wear pink as well. Proceeds from the game will be donated to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute to support local breast cancer education programming.

“The Cancer Institute is honored to once again be part of Pink Night. The number of people that get involved with this event every year is always impressive, and we appreciate the support of our efforts to ease the burden of cancer in this region,” said Bob Durkin, President of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.

Admission to the game is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Additionally, the “Pink Night” t-shirts will be on sale at the game for $8 each.