Oct. 4, 2013
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Andrew Jennette
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – UCF head baseball coach Terry Rooney has been formally invited by The Komen Central Florida board of directors to be honored as one of their 2013-2014 Pink Tie Guys at their annual Pink Bash on Oct. 17, 2013 at Baldwin Park.
“I’m extremely honored to accept the responsibility of being a Pink Tie Guy from the Komen foundation,” Rooney said. “We have a responsibility to continue to spread awareness and do everything we can in the Central Florida area to continue to fight this disease. Breast cancer has affected my family from a personal standpoint and I feel very fortunate to be in the position that I’m in as UCF’s head baseball coach to be able to do everything I can to bring awareness to it.”
Pink Tie Guys are a group of influential leaders who help mobilize, energize and engage audiences in the breast cancer movement through their role within the community, within their organizations, and through their personal involvement. The Pink Tie Guys are leaders who attest to the powerful fact that breast cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries and who bring a male voice to the urgency of finding the cure. The Pink Tie Guys are partners in the Komen promise to live in a world without breast cancer.
Rooney is set to be presented with his pink tie honor in front of an audience at the annual pink bash. For more information and to purchase tickets to the event click here; http://events.tiflorida.com/home/98-pink-bash
In addition to his Pink Tie Guy honor, Rooney is also set to participate in 2013 Komen Central Florida Race for the Cure at UCF's Bright House Networks Stadium which takes place Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 8 a.m. The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. Registration for this event is still open and additional information can be found here; http://www.komencentralflorida.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/