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ERIE BAYHAWKS & UPMC HEALTH PLAN ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR SLAM DUNK BREAST CANCER GAME

Official Release | January 20, 2020

ERIE BAYHAWKS & UPMC HEALTH PLAN ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR SLAM DUNK BREAST CANCER GAME

Online contest gives fans a chance to register those affected by breast cancer to be recognized at the March 7 game and receive a customized official BayHawks jersey 

ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, and UPMC Health Plan will honor those affected by breast cancer during the team’s game on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. versus the Canton Charge with their first annual “Slam Dunk Breast Cancer” game.

Special recognition will be given to ten (10) breast cancer fighters or survivors whose names are randomly selected through an online contest on GoErie.com. In order to be selected, family members or friends must register and submit the name and photo of the person they wish to commemorate, along with a short description about the fighter or survivor in their life.

The contest which can be found at www.goerie.com/contests will run for three weeks, ending on February 7. Those selected will receive tickets to the “Slam Dunk Breast Cancer” game, a customized official BayHawks jersey, and will earn special recognition during the game.

The BayHawks will also wear commemorative uniforms that feature a pink, white and black design, with a ribbon encompassing the entire front of the jersey, and will be auctioned during the game with all proceeds benefitting Linked by Pink. Started in 2008, Linked by Pink has been offering support for the Erie community, increasing awareness on breast cancer while raising funds to provide support for local patients and their families.

Fans can purchase group tickets, premium seating and single-game tickets through ErieBayHawks.com or by calling 814-790-5600.

The Erie BayHawks, presented by LECOM, are the NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA G League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises.  The BayHawks, established in 2008, play their home games at Erie Insurance Arena and were one of the first teams in the G League to establish a marquee partnership.  The BayHawks marquee partner, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), LECOM School of Dental Medicine and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals.  LECOM physicians serve as the BayHawks medical staff, the team practices at the state-of-the-art LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center, and together the BayHawks and LECOM promote education, health and wellness throughout Erie County.   

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