Feb. 25, 2010
QUEENS, N.Y. - The St. John's women's basketball program lost a dear friend and former player when Ebony Dickinson lost her courageous battle with breast cancer on Sept. 29, 2009. She was 32 years old.
To honor her memory, the St. John's women's basketball team is dedicating its Pink Zone game on Saturday to Dickinson. At halftime, there will be a special presentation to her mother and two sisters.
Dickinson played for the Red Storm for two seasons, 1997-98 and 1998-99. An offensive threat that could score from anywhere on the court, Dickinson scored 861 points in two seasons. A solid all-around contributor, she grabbed 391 rebounds to finish her career with a 6.7 rebounding average. Dickinson led the team in scoring and rebounding every year she played for the Red Storm. Her scoring average of 14.8 is still the sixth-highest all-time at St. John's.
The Red Storm will face Villanova at 2 p.m. on Saturday in its breast cancer awareness game. The day serves as a tremendous service effort University wide to help a cause that affects so many women in the world. Numerous activities are planned to highlight the day, in addition to fans enjoying discounted pre-purchased ticket pricing to the STJ WBCA Pink Zone game at a special rate of $3.
The day will begin with the Women in Sports Clinic, which is open to children 12 and under. The event will run from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and is free with a ticket to the game. Check-in will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. There will be six stations featuring different St. John's sports teams. In 2009, there were close to 200 participants. People can RSVP by calling 718-990-6502. Additionally, clinic participants will receive free pizza before STJ takes on Villanova.
People can then make their way to the women's basketball game against Villanova at Carnesecca Arena where the first 500 fans will receive a free St. John's Pink Zone t-shirt courtesy of Coca-Cola. There will be a variety of promotional items given away at the game, in addition to a silent auction that will be held during the contest.
Fans that cannot attend the St. John's WBCA Pink Zone game can still donate by visiting www.main.acsevents.org/goto/STJATHLETICS or calling 718-990-1382.