KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- The Oregon Tech's men's and women's basketball teams will join in the fight against cancer this Saturday, January 20, 2018 when they host Northwest University in the ninth annual "Pinkout" cancer awareness event at Danny Miles Court at the Oregon Tech, Klamath Falls Campus.
The women will take to the court at 4:00 p.m. and the men's team will play at 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices are: Reserved Seating $15; General: Adult $10, Seniors and Alumni $8, Students $4 (Oregon Tech Students Free with ID), Children 5 and under are Free. The first 1000 fans receive a free Pink-Out T-Shirt.
Saturday's games have huge playoff implications for both the men and women. The OIT women are in 5th place, just one game back of Evergreen State for 4th place and a home playoff game. Saturday will be the 34th meeting between Northwest University and the Lady Owls, with Tech holding a 26-7 advantage in the all-time series. Tech has won the last nine meetings, including all three games last year, and the only meeting earlier this year in Kirkland 73-52.
The Tech men are ranked at No.20 nationally and are also in 5th place in the CCC, just one game behind Southern Oregon for 4th. Saturday marks the 46th time Northwest University and Oregon Tech have met on the hardwoods. OIT leads the all-time series 36-9. The two teams split the series last year with each team winning on their home floor and Oregon Tech winning the only match-up earlier this year 89-86 in Kirkland.
To support cancer awareness and the Martha Anne Dow Endowed Scholarship, both the women's and men's teams will wear pink uniforms.
Martha Anne Dow served as the president of Oregon Tech from 1999-2007. The former president and Hustlin' Owls basketball fan lost her battle with breast cancer on September 29, 2007. The Pink Out is a tribute to President Dow. She made lasting contributions to Oregon Tech. The Center for Health Professions was her vision and, today, it bears her name. Martha Anne Dow envisioned this building as a place to provide opportunities for educating students in health professions, where they would learn how to support physicians in detecting disease, imaging the human body, and caring for patients in a multitude of settings and disciplines.
The Martha Anne Dow Endowed Scholarship was established by the Oregon Tech President's Advisory Council and is one of the competitive scholarships available to Oregon Tech students. Giving to this scholarship is one very tangible and fitting way to keep the vision of Martha Anne Dow alive. If you would like to give to Oregon Tech and cannot attend the Pink Out, visit www.oit.edu/chp
Press release from Oregon Institute of Technology, Sports Information.