Learn More About Our Partners

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is proud to partner with the organizations below in the fight against ALL women’s cancers. If you would like to learn more about becoming a partner, contact Robin Pate at (919) 659-3303 or Robin.Pate@KayYow.com


Nike was brought on as the Fund’s second founding partner in the spring of 2008. We are proud to partner with Nike to produce the best gear for our team. Nike offers a special collection of footwear, apparel, and equipment to contribute to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund while bringing awareness to the fight against cancer. Nike is also the presenting sponsor of the annual Golf Classic.

“You battled with something tough, Coach. We know it. And you battled it like a dignified superhero with the ability to take decades of pain and fighting and turn them into the strength and power other people need.”

Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike is an innovative company, committed to developing products that help athletes at every level reach their potential. For more information please visit www.nike.com

Women’s Basketball Coach Association

The WBCA is an organization of coaches, leaders, teachers, dreamers, and winners. WBCA builds excellent people, not just excellent players and improves lives, not just records.

As the official professional organization for girls’ and women’s basketball coaches, the WBCA recognizes the significant contributions that Coach Kay Yow made to the sport of women’s basketball. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, as a charity of choice of the WBCA, continues to assist in the marketing and promotion of the women’s basketball game, in an effort to elevate the game.

V Foundation

When the idea of founding a nonprofit first came to Kay Yow, she immediately thought of Jim Valvano, her close friend and former colleague.  Valvano, along with ESPN, founded the V Foundation in 1993 with a big dream: achieve victory over cancer.  Since then, the V Foundation has awarded $200 million in grants nationwide, supporting research into cancers of all types.


ESPN partners with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to produce quality programming surrounding the Play4Kay initiative in women’s basketball each year. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund appreciates ESPN’s commitment to the fight against all women’s cancers through its continued coverage of Play4Kay games nationwide.


The NCAA and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund work collaboratively to elevate the sport of women’s basketball on all levels. The NCAA has been an ally in the fight against ALL women’s cancers since the Fund’s inception in 2007.

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