Jan. 05, 2011, KLAMATH FALLS, ORE. -- The Oregon Institute of Technology’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will join in the fight against cancer this
Jan. 05, 2011, KLAMATH FALLS, ORE. -- The Oregon Institute of Technology’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will join in the fight against cancer this Saturday, January 8, 2011 when they host The Evergreen State University in the second annual “Pink Out!” cancer awareness event at Danny Miles Court at the Oregon Tech, Klamath Falls Campus.
The men will take to the court at 5:30 p.m. followed by the women at 7:30 p.m. Advance purchase ticket prices are: $8 for adult general admission, $3 for all students elementary through college, and $5 for seniors age 55 and older. Tickets are $10 at the door. Food will be available for purchase prior to the men’s game as well as during the games.
To support cancer awareness and the Martha Anne Dow Endowed Scholarship, both the women’s and men’s teams will wear pink uniforms. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the first 2,000 fans will receive a free pink Oregon Tech t-shirt at the door.
Martha Anne Dow served as the president of Oregon Tech from 1999-2007. The former president, and Hustlin’ Owls basketball fan, lost her battle to breast cancer on September 29, 2007.
“The Pink Out is a fitting tribute to President Dow. She made lasting contributions to Oregon Tech. The Center for Health Professions was her vision and, today, it bears her name,” said Dr. Chris Maples, president of Oregon Tech. “Martha Anne Dow envisioned this building as a place to provide opportunities for educating students in health professions, where they would learn how to support physicians in detecting disease, imaging the human body, and caring for patients in a multitude of settings and disciplines.”
The Martha Anne Dow Endowed Scholarship was established by the Oregon Tech President’s Advisory Council and is one of the competitive scholarships available to Oregon Tech students. “Giving to this scholarship is one very tangible and appropriate way to keep the vision of Martha Anne Dow alive,” noted Maples. If you would like to give to Oregon Tech and cannot attend the Pink Out, go to www.oit.edu.
About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven institutions in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communications and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech’s main campus is in Klamath Falls; other sites are located in Portland, La Grande and Seattle. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.