|HHS gym to go pink Oct. 15|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, Holyoke volleyball players have challenged their fans to pink out the HHS gymnasium Friday, Oct. 15 when they face Yuma.
HHS senior and volleyball player Mallory Bennett is spearheading the event and said this is something she would like to see happen not only this year but on into the future as well.
The vision is to have the crowd all decked out in pink. Volleyball players will be wearing pink jerseys, pink socks and pink ribbons when they face the Indians Friday night. Football players will join in by wearing pink ribbons on their jerseys and cheerleaders will sport pink shirts with their white skirts, according to Bennett.
Long before the teams take to the court or field, students will have spent all day in pink at HHS. Bennett said they are planning to have a class competition to see what class can deck the most people out in pink.
Cancer survivors will be honored at Friday’s volleyball game and players will be throwing pink balls into the crowd. Autographed team balls will also be raffled off.
Proceeds from shirt sales will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Bennett said pinking out the gym was only the beginning. The thought of raising money for the foundation made the idea even stronger.
This pink out game will be slightly different than when the girls’ basketball team hit the court dressed head to toe in pink in February, in that the crowd is invited and encouraged to wear pink. Games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.