Pink will soon be the new black. And with good reason. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and many will show their support by wearing the color that has come to symbolize the fight against the insidious disease. It has even become common for pro athletes to add some pink to their uniforms during the month to help the cause. There’s no shortage in the way players will take the field adorned in pink to bring added light to this health issue: Shirts, hats, ribbons, socks, wristbands.
Prince, the racquet sports equipment, apparel and footwear manufacturer, has partnered with Bright Pink to help support the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. To raise funds and awareness, Prince is introducing a Special Edition Breast Cancer Awareness T22 tennis shoe—currently the No. 1 selling shoe at U.S. specialty retailers—in a pink and white color scheme. 10% of the proceeds of sales ($89/pair) for the month of October will benefit Bright Pink.
And you can win a pair before the shoes even go on sale. The first two people to correctly answer the follow trivia question will have a pair of the special edition T22 shoes sent to their home.
Who was the first Prince-sponsored female to win a Grand Slam singles title?
Email your answer, along with your name, address and shoe size to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only the winners will be contacted. For those who don’t win but are still interested in purchasing the shoe, it will be available nationwide at select tennis retailers on October 1.
(Editor's note: We have our winners—the answer is Monica Seles (1990 French Open with the Original Graphite)—and are no longer accepting entries. Thanks for all the submissions and show of support for this great cause.)