Updated: Monday, 18 Feb 2013, 11:28 PM EST
Published : Monday, 18 Feb 2013, 11:28 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- The University of Hartford women's basketball team joined the fight against breast cancer.
The day began at noon with the annual girls, women, and sports day clinic. Over 300, 8th grade and under girls, took a hands on approach in learning about the ten female sports offered at University of Hartford.
"It's nice to just see all the different sports that are offered and to learn from the student athletes that are in college," said 7th grade Brigette Giantonio.
The day then continued with the annual breast cancer awareness game called Paint in the Pink where the Hartford Hawks took on the Albany great danes.
$5 from each ticket sale went towards the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer right there in their own community of Hartford.
"Well it's an important topic for everyone and having a wife and two daughters it's something that we have to be concerned about and aware of and make sure everyone is aware of," said Tim Oakes.
"It's nice to know that what we're doing is supporting breast cancer and it's going to make a difference," said Giantonio.
The fans, students, and athletes basked in the pink and showed that Pink Power is not only for the month of October but, is a year round movement.
"Without events like this there is no way to continue the fight and start early research for young investigators," said Dr. Susanne Tannembaum.