Warriors pink out; Titans tackle breast cancer at games
Oct. 14, 2010 at 5:14 a.m.
Updated Oct. 21, 2010 at 5:21 a.m.
Victoria East and West high schools are making Memorial Stadium turn pink to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month during football games.
West High School football players and cheerleaders will don pink sweat bands and hair bands and take donations for cancer research at the 7:30 p.m. game against Floresville.
"It's a good way to raise money for the cause," said Kathy Mooney, co-president of the Cheer Booster Club.
People are encouraged to wear pink to the event, and student groups will also be giving away breast cancer awareness pins.
At the East campus, the high school will host Titans Unite to Tackle Cancer on Oct. 22 when they face Gregory-Portland.
The game will open with the release of 1,000 pink balloons and a moment of silence to honor cancer survivors or those living with the disease. Balloons can be purchased for $1 at the game and where people can write the names of loved ones affected by cancer.
Football players will lace up with pink laces and cheerleaders will cheer with pink pom-poms. People are encouraged to wear pink to the game.
Faculty and staff who have been affected by the disease will also be recognized.
"We're all pulling together," said Angie Ash, secretary of the Cheer Booster Club. "We're all trying to make a difference."
East learning community campuses are selling pink breast cancer T-shirts for $15 at junior varsity games and at all schools in the East learning community. The shirts are dress-code approved, and 10 percent of proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
All proceeds from balloon, pin, cupcake and raffle ticket sales from the Titans Unite to Tackle Cancer event on Oct. 22 will go to the American Cancer Society.
*Corrected Oct. 19
Ash said the event will become a yearly October tradition for East.