By: Tinsley Tullos
The Fort Mill versus Fairfield Central game on October 21, 2011 will be a “Pink Out” in support of breast cancer. Students will not only want to wear blue and gold, but the color pink as well. Funds raised will be donated towards finding a cure for cancer.
While the stands of Fort Mill usually consist of blue and gold, they will now consist of a swarm of pink. The football players will be sporting their pink with items such as ribbons, gloves, shoelaces and wrist bands. Students can also wear pink ribbons along with any other pink accessories in their possession. Pink earrings, shoes, hats and socks are all encouraged. If one does not own pink, one can use pink spray paint to color either props or clothing. All money used to buy the football players’ accessories will be used as proceeds for the breast cancer foundation of choice.
Pre-game events are not known at this point, nor are any special dedications. The band however will be in formal uniforms with their usual performance. The cheerleading and dance team will be wearing pink ribbons along with everyone else. Although October serves as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is expected that red will be worn to support Red Ribbon week during the rivalry game against Nation Ford on October 28, 2011. Students are welcome to represent their blue and gold by writing statements such as “Beat Nation Ford,” on red t-shirts.
The “Pink Out” will also be included as a senior recognition night. Fall senior athletes will be accompanied by their parents as they walk out onto the field. Announcements will include the seniors’ current activities and future plans such as college destinations. All sports will be recognized.
Come out and support the Yellow Jackets in hopes of raising money for the breast cancer patients locally and across America. Show your Yellow Jacket pride in mixing a touch of blue and gold with oodles of pink.