The Connecticut Sun were decked out in pink for Thursday’s game, as part of the WNBA’s Breast Health Awareness Week.
The team hosted a special night to honor breast cancer survivors, and raise money and awareness for the cause.
The activities included a pre-game ball exchange ceremony, as well as a silent auction, where the players’ pink jersey were sold. But, the jerseys weren’t the only things up for grabs. The auction included autographed items and special experiences, like playing “HORSE,” or going out to dinner with a CT Sun player.
Through the annual auctions, the WNBA has raised more than $2.5 million in the fight against breast cancer. All money benefits local cancer charities.
For the players and fans alike, Thursday’s game was an unforgettable and important night. The Sun fell to the Minnesota Lynx, 91-77, but it was a win in the game of life.