Drovers go pink for cancer awareness

CHICKASHA – The Spring Triad isn’t the only important event happening on USAO’s campus on April 7 — the Drover softball team will be going pink for cancer awareness.

Together with Colleges Against Cancer, the Drovers will sponsor a game dedicated to raising money for USAO’s Relay for Life team. Beginning at 2 p.m., the Drovers take on Bacone College for a doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark.

CAC will be selling hot dogs, chips and drinks for a dollar each at the ballpark beginning an hour before the first pitch, said Dr. Jeannette Loutsch, CAC faculty advisor. Pink pom-poms also will be available for $1.

“I think the girls like to wear pink, and it’s for a good cause,” Head Coach Jenn White said. “They want to help out anyway they can.”

In addition to wearing their pink softball shirts and shoelaces, the Drovers will be selling fan shirts for $15. To order a shirt or get more information about the shirts, e-mail White at jcody@usao.edu.

Fans are asked to wear pink to the game and the money raised will be donated to USAO’s Relay For Life team.

The Pink Game concept is not a new to the Drovers, as the basketball teams also hosted a similar event this season and raised enough money to purchase pink jersey’s for the women’s basketball team to wear next season.

Published: March 30, 2011