We are excited to announce the Austin Toros PINK Night benefiting Komen Austin on Friday, March 7th! Read why this event is so important to the team and the event’s presenting sponsor, Tramex Travel.
The upcoming PINK Night event with the Austin Toros is more than just a game. It’s personal.
“As one of the leading illnesses of the 21st century, many people are subject to the misfortunes of breast cancer,” said Perri Travillion, media and community responsibility manager of the Austin Toros.
“During those difficult times, community support plays an extensive role both financially and emotionally. We believe in a strong partnership with the community, and we strive to reciprocate their commitment to us.”
To show their commitment, the Austin Toros basketball players will wear pink jerseys which will be auctioned off at the game to raise money for Komen Austin. Additionally, 50 percent of all tickets sales purchased online will be donated.
Robin Goad, COO of the presenting sponsor Tramex Travel, too believes in this cause.
“In 2013, breast cancer hit home when both my mother and my very best friend were diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Goad. “Firsthand, I saw the differences between stage zero and stage three breast cancers, as my mother was diagnosed with stage zero cancer and my best friend was diagnosed with stage three aggressive cancer.”
Local Susan G. Komen affiliates provided financial and emotional support for her two loved ones when they needed it the most.
“My best friend is a single mom battling cancer while raising two kids,” she said. “Breast cancer has put her in a place where work is no longer an option. Susan G. Komen Ozark supported her and provided her with information about all the funds available to help her.”
Goad explained how another local Komen affiliate was there for her mother when she was battling depression during her fight against breast cancer.
“Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth helped my mother through that dark time by providing her with a support group and a network of folks that understood how she was feeling,” said Goad.
Now, Goad can do her part to support services funded by her local Komen affiliate – Komen Austin. Not only is Tramex Travel the presenting sponsor of the night, but the travel service is also raffling a trip to Cancun during the game! The lucky winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two from Apple Charter and a three night/four day stay at the luxurious Riu Yucatan resort.
The Austin Toros PINK Night, benefiting Komen Austin, will take place on Friday, March 7th at the Cedar Park Center at 7:30 p.m. Local breast cancer SURVIVORS will receive a FREE ticket to the game and then join the team on the court for the PINK Night opening ceremony. Survivors, don’t miss this opportunity to meet the Toros players in person and receive a cool t-shirt! Find our more on our website.
We would like to sincerely thank the Austin Toros and Tramex Travel for their generosity and willingness to help us continue our mission of providing the local community with financial, educational and emotional support for those fighting breast cancer.