SFL Hosts ‘Pink Out: Tackle Cancer’ to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness
It started with Sam Hartland. Sam, a third grader at River Oaks Elementary, won’t play a football game without a pink ribbon decal on his helmet. Even though several years have passed since Sam lost his mother to breast cancer, the pink decal is this son’s way of honoring her every time he steps on the field.
That sweet little boy and his decal got a few of the SFL moms thinking, “The SFL should do something for breast cancer awareness. It’s important to remember that breast cancer’s effects are felt right here on our SFL fields. Besides, if the NFL can do it, we can too,” said Kimberly Buettgen, Booster Club President.
“Pink Out: Tackle Cancer,” hosted by Southwest Football League and sponsored by Employee Benefit Solutions and I.W. Marks, will be held on Oct.13 at South Campus Complex, 3600 W. Belfort and will benefit the Pink Ribbons Project.
The event is free. On Oct. 13, all players will wear pink decals on their helmets and will be encouraged to get creative and “pink out” by wearing pink. Pink balloons will be sold throughout the day. Purchasers will dedicate (in honor of or in memory of) their balloons to anyone affected with cancer. These balloons will be launched after 3 p.m. presentation.
The presentation starts at 3 p.m., with a performance by the Texans Cheerleaders.
Sam’s dad, David Hartland, will speak, and Maynard Holt, SFL President, will present a check to Pink Ribbons Project. At the end of the presentation, over 1,000 balloons will be launched in honor of anyone affected by breast cancer.
West University Softball Association will extend “Pink Out” efforts by encouraging players to wear pink during their games on Sunday, Oct. 14.
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