Winters Mill athletes will be showing off their pink in October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
During the first week of October, Winters Mill athletes will partake in a series of events including wearing pink attire and hosting fundraisers. The week will end with the Athletic Boosters' second annual Pink Out at the Winters Mill versus Westminster High School football game.
On Tuesday, Oct. 1 there will be two events:
- At 4 p.m. "Play 4 the Cure" will be held during the field hockey game featuring music and special concessions, donations benefit the National Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
- At 6:30 p.m. "Kick For the Cure" will take place during the girls soccer game in the stadium in the stadium with a special bake sale, special t-shirt sales and halftime contests.
On Friday, Oct. 4 there will be two events:
- At 4 p.m. there will be a football tailgate party with donations benefitting “Gina’s Warriors,” -- a fund to help a local woman offset expenses related to a cancer diagnosis.
- At 7 p.m. the "Battle of the Birds" Football game kicks off in the stadium with commemorative t-shirts, pit ham and beef and special events in support of the Stacey Davis Breast Cancer Foundation. The football players will be wearing pink belts and the cheerleaders will be wearing the Pink Out shirts as part of their uniform
“The PINK Out tradition was started last year during the football game against our hometown rivals, Westminster Owls, and was created as a way for student athletes and fans could help promote cancer awareness,” said Heather Zophy, president of the Winters Mill Athletic Boosters.
The second annual “Pink Out” is especially distinctive this year, given that all proceeds will remain local and support a Foundation created in the memory of the mother of Winters Mill senior Christian Davis, according to a news release.
“We are honored to have the proceeds from the ‘Pink Out’ benefit the Foundation that helps so many Carroll County residents fighting breast cancer,” says Aaron Davis, Christian’s father. “To see an entire high school community coming together in support of this important cause is incredible.”
Each sporting event will include opportunities for spectators to donate to the cause – either through t-shirt sales, bake sales or monetary donations.
“It’s a great way for our students to give back to the community for a worthy cause,” said Zophy.