Basketball fans encouraged to ‘go red’ at Women’s game tonight

Dan Richardson

Kent State fans are encouraged to show up early, enthused and in red for tonight’s women’s basketball game against The University of Toledo in honor of Women’s Heart Disease Awareness Month.

The event will feature heart-healthy pre-game activities, including blood pressure screenings, soy product samples and nutrition information provided by Robinson Memorial Hospital and Kent State‘s Nutrition Outreach Program.

“This event is an example of the kind of collaboration and cooperation that really benefits the community as a whole,” said Deborah Solan, executive director of the Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation.

The event will also raise funds by holding a raffle for a gift basket including gift certificates to Pulp and Franklin Square Deli, as well as four Windmill Lakes 18-hole golf passes. The event will also award the fan best dressed in red with dinner for two and overnight reservations to the Bertram Inn in Aurora.

Pre-game festivities will begin at 6 p.m. The game starts at 7 p.m.