Kay Yow Cancer Fund Selected As Our "Pink" CharityAug 15th, 2022
Each year, we donate to a cancer-fighting charity through your purchases of select pink officiating items. Starting in 2022, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund is the charity we have selected to be the recipient of these donations.
ABOUT KAY YOW
Kay Yow was an 8-time NCAA Women's Basketball Coach of the Year and coached 38 years, where she amassed 700 wins. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and had an on-again, off-again public battle against breast cancer for 22 years. She passed sway in 2009.
ABOUT THE FUND
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was officially founded on Dec. 3, 2007, "fulfilling Yow’s vision to support advanced research, extend the quality of life for those battling cancer, serve the underserved, and unite people." For more information on the Kay Yow Fund, please visit their website at www.kayyow.com.
Pink Umpire & Referee Items
Shop our selection of pink items for sports officials and help us support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
- Sports Officials Unite at KayYow Cancer Fund Golf Event
- Sale of Umps Care Caps Raises $5,000 for WWUA
- Ump-Attire.com to Serve as Umps Care Charities Uniform Supplier for Its Official Leadership Program
- 100% of Net Proceeds to Benefit Tornado Disaster Relief
- UMPIRESTRONG Bracelet Proceeds Benefit The Randy Harvey Fund
- Smitty Making Cloth Masks - Buy One, Donate One Program
- Umpires & Referees Put On Pink Gear & Apparel to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month This October
- Suppliers Outfit the Largest-Ever Wounded Warriors Umpire Academy Represented For the First Time by All Military Branches
About the Author
President Jim Kirk
Jim is a leading expert, educator and author on umpire gear, safety & appearance. After playing baseball at Centre College, he worked as a high school umpire. He became involved in E-Commerce while working on an MBA in the early 2000s and bought Ump-Attire.com in 2006, He eventually led it to the leading umpire gear & attire retailer worldwide, a “Best Places to Work in Louisville” honor in 2020 & 2021 and a National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Preferred Vendor. He maintained a long-standing relationship with Minor League Baseball Umpire Development & Training Academy for 10 years. He serves as an adviser to UMPS CARE Charities, the charity of MLB umpires, served as a 2-term board of director from 2012-2018, and was named their 2015 Ambassador Award recipient. A supporter since the inception of the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy, he was named to their Board of Directors in 2020.