By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – On Wednesday, February 11 the Capital University basketball team will be hosting Wilmington College in a key Ohio Athletic Conference showdown. On that evening, Capital Athletics will also be hosting its second Freshii Day and partner with Women's Basketball to host its annual Play for Kay Breast Cancer Awareness game.
In addition to an impactful conference matchup, Capital Athletics' newest partner - Freshii - will be on site for Wednesday's game and will provide free samples of select menu products and will have promotional basketballs tossed out during the game, which you can exchange for a free entrée. Freshii will also select two lucky Cap students in attendance to participate in a halftime shooting competition in which the winner will receive a party platter that will serve up to 20 people.
Wednesday night will also bring recognition to the Breast Cancer Awareness movement that has been sweeping the nation this month. Capital Women's Basketball will wear its alternate pink uniforms during the game in commemoration of those enduring a battle with breast cancer and those lost to the disease. A donation station will be established for anyone who chooses to contribute toward Capital Women's Basketball's fundraising efforts, which will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
The Crusaders have also been engaged in the Play4Kay National Free Throw Challenge and will announce their total funds raised via the charity stripe prior to the start of the game. There will also be a moment of recognition and cheer for survivors, and a moment of silence to honor those fighting or whose fight has ended against breast cancer. Fans are also encouraged to wear pink to help raise awareness and show support.
Game time between the Wilmington Quakers (11-12, 6-10 OAC) and Crusaders (14-9, 9-7 OAC) is set for 7 p.m. from inside The Capital Center. Capital is currently in sixth place in the conference standings with two games remaining in the regular season. OAC Tournament seeding is on the line, and the Crusaders can still vie for a top-four seeding to earn a first-round home game. In these teams' previous meeting Wilmington edged out Capital, 65-64, at Fred Raizk Arena in Wilmington.