Fans can purchase photo cutouts for Women's Final Four

The NCAA announced Monday that fans can purchase photo cutouts that will be placed in San Antonio's Alamodome at the Women's Final Four, with all proceeds going to three charities: the Pat Summitt Foundation, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the San Antonio Food Bank.

Cutouts will be interspersed with limited fan seating for the semifinal games on April 2 and national championship game on April 4. Those games will allow a 17% venue capacity for fan attendance, with masks and physical distancing required.

Cutouts cost $100 and can be purchased from Monday through March 28 at the NCAA's website. Current college students can purchase a cutout for $50 using their school email address.

For an additional fee, fans can have the cutouts shipped to them after the Women's Final Four; unpurchased cutouts will be recycled.

It is a way for fans to honor two of women's basketball's coaching legends: Summitt, who won eight NCAA titles with Tennessee, and Yow, the longtime NC State mentor who took the Wolfpack to the 1998 Final Four. Yow died of cancer in 2009, and Summitt from early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type, in 2016.

The Pat Summitt Foundation funds research for Alzheimer's disease and supports patients and caregivers. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund supports research grants and programs for the underserved. The San Antonio Food Bank serves hundreds of thousands of southwest Texas residents who are at risk for hunger.

The entire 2021 Division I women's basketball tournament will be held in the San Antonio region, with some early-round games also in Austin and San Marcos, Texas. From the Sweet 16 on, all games will be in the Alamodome.

"This fan cutout initiative provides an opportunity for women's basketball fans -- who have passionately supported the growth of the game -- to continue to make an impact during an unprecedented year," said Lynn Holzman, NCAA vice president of women's basketball. "While the program will enhance the in-venue experience for participating teams, it will more importantly support causes that are close to the hearts of the women's basketball and San Antonio communities."