NEW YORK OPEN TO TEAM WITHÂ BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION AND HOST PLAY FOR P.I.N.K. NIGHTS
LONG ISLAND (December 12, 2017) â€“ The New York Open and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) will be teaming up to raise funds for breast cancer research through two Play for P.I.N.K. Nights on February 11 & 13 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
On Sunday, February 11, the New York Openâ€™s Premiere Night will feature a womenâ€™s Play for P.I.N.K matchup between 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens and Canadaâ€™s No. 1 WTA player Eugenie Bouchard, which will benefit BCRF.
Each year, more than 30,000 devoted women, men, children, and families organize Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate Diagnosis, New Technology, and Knowledge) fundraisers across the U.S. and donate 100% of all proceeds to BCRF in support of its mission to eradicate breast cancer by advancing the worldâ€™s most promising lifesaving research.
BCRF is also the special session beneficiary for the tournamentâ€™s Tuesday, Feb. 13 evening session, when the Bryan Brothers play on Stadium Court.
â€œWe are excited to have the world renowned Breast Cancer Research Foundation be part of the New York Open,â€ said Josh Ripple, Tournament Director. â€œPlay for P.I.N.K. has made a significant impact on many lives, and itâ€™s truly special that we can work together on making a positive impact on breast cancer research awareness and raising money.â€
â€œWe are thrilled to partner with the New York Open,â€ said Stephanie Hamburger, Executive Director of Play for P.I.N.K. â€œThe money raised through the Premiere Night will help fund critical, lifesaving research and impact the lives of countless individuals and families affected by breast cancer.â€
Guests who purchase tickets for either Play for P.I.N.K. Night (Feb. 11 or Feb. 13) evening session will receive a special co-branded New York Open and BCRF item. The merchandise item will also be available for purchase on site.
About Play for P.I.N.K
Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge), or PFP, is a grassroots organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research through sporting and lifestyle events. PFPâ€™s commitment is to contribute 100% of all proceeds to its sole beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), to fund the worldâ€™s top researchers. PFP has donated more than $52 million to BCRF since 1996. Visit www.playforpink.org for additional information.