This weekend is about so much more than basketball, so much more than wins and losses.
"This weekend is about making a statement and making a stand," Canberra Capitals star Marianna Tolo said.
The WNBL has partnered with UN Women Australia to launch the 'Orange the World' themed rounds as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.
The campaign is a global initiative running from November 25 to December 10 and calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
The Capitals will wear a one-off orange jersey when they face the Townsville Fire at the National Convention Centre on Saturday and the club has called on fans to follow suit.
Because UN Women Australia states one in three women and girls experience violence in their lifetime - and Tolo says it is a number that has to change.
"We are women, we are strong women, this can affect anyone," Tolo said.
"It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from. We want to show support for women out there.
"It's a positive out of having a voice in the community and having a presence. You can get behind certain charities and activations.
"You want to use that platform for good as much as possible. While we have different people we support here in the community in Canberra, this is a big one nationwide and worldwide we can hopefully can make an impact on."
Fire star Abby Bishop has linked up with the WNBL to be the league's 'Orange the World' ambassador, and she will find herself locking horns with Tolo in a battle of the Opals this week.
The winner of that All Star-quality match-up will go a long way towards deciding whether Canberra's run of 15 consecutive wins at home will stretch for another week.
"For me, definitely, I will really look to go at her inside but also try to shut her down on defence," Tolo said.
"It will be a challenge for me for sure. She is really hard to play against, she is a tough and physical defender.
"They have good players inside and out, they have a couple of Opals and they're quality players."