Pink will be sported along with the Storm Lake St. Mary's High School black and white colors at the Friday, Jan. 11 varsity home games. The school will be hosting a Pink Out as part of the second annual effort to raise awareness and financial support for those locally who go through cancer treatments.
New to the 2013 event, a Pork Out tailgate dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The meal includes a BBQ pork sandwich or hot dog, chips, dessert and a drink for a free will offering for the Pink Out.
Committee members explained the Pink Out night demonstrates Storm Lake St. Mary's players, cheerleaders, students, parents and fans support those who have been affected by cancer. "
"This being our second year, we are trying to grow the event from year to year," Patti Demers said. "We are hoping this will continue to be an annual event that the community embraces."
The St. Mary's Panther basketball players will wear pink warm up shirts to show their support for those fighting cancer and to those who lost their lives to the disease. A silent auction with many great items, contests (with prizes) and entertainment are planned during half-times and between games.
Prior to the boys' game at approximately 7:30 p.m., there will be a ceremony honoring those who have either fought the disease or have lost the fight to cancer.
The Pink Out committee would like to thank those businesses who have partnered with them to make this event a success: Citizens Bank and Farner-Bocken for their sponsorship of the tailgate Pork Out dinner, Central Bank for sponsoring the half-time entertainment, and Silk Screen INK for providing the pink out tee shirts for cost pricing.
The 2012 Pink Out event raised $6,400 for Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Oncology Department to purchase new chairs for the oncology patients to use during treatments.