Drovers to think pink on Saturday

CHICKASHA – USAO’s colors may be green and gold, but on Saturday against Lubbock Christian, the Drover soccer teams will take on a whole new shade.

USAO’s Colleges Against Cancer will be teaming up with the soccer programs to bring cancer awareness during Saturday’s soccer games. Women’s game kicks off at 1 p.m., and men kick off at 3 p.m.

“This year, both the men and women are wearing Nike pink jerseys and pink shoelaces,” said Scott Parkinson, a sophomore with the men’s soccer team. “We’re doing it to raise awareness.”

Fans are asked to wear pink to the game. CAC and members of the teams sold pink soccer shirts in late September to raise money to be donated to USAO’s Relay For Life team.

“I think everyone’s excited. It’s not something we do all the time,” said Kris Andrews, a soccer senior. “We’re really excited. It’s something different, and it’s for a good cause.”

Additionally, CAC will be selling hot dogs, Frito chili pies and drinks at the Drover Pitch beginning at noon, said Dr. Jeannette Loutsch, CAC faculty advisor.

The Pink Game isn’t anything new to the Drovers. Drover softball also participated in the Pink Game in the spring and last basketball season, CAC raised enough money to purchase pink jerseys for the women’s basketball team to wear this season on the Feb. 11 against Oklahoma Baptist University.