Lady Warriors give back to community with Pink-Out
Back in November, the Lady Warriors decided to make the most of their last home game. The girls approached team mom Karen Murphy with their idea to give back to the community, which spawned the Pink-Out.
“We kicked around some ideas and they just thought one of the games, we should dedicate to pink and then give [the proceeds] to the Pocahontas County Cancer Society,” Murphy said.
“We decided to do the Cancer Society because people have helped us by buying tickets from us, supporting us and coming to our games, so we decided to support something instead of everyone just supporting us,” Senior Heather Snead said.
The girls are asking everyone to wear something pink to the game to show their support – even the men.
“I think everybody is excited about it,” Senior Olivia Workman said. “Everybody in the school, kids are talking about coming. People out in the community; everybody’s excited to come.”
The Pink-Out, Saturday, February 9, will be a special game because it is also Senior Night, where Snead and Workman and will be recognized.
Due to rescheduling, the game is a double-header, with the girls hitting the hardwood at 5 p.m. and the boys following. Both games will be against Pendleton County High School.
Murphy said the Pendleton teams know about the event and will be wearing pink, as well.
Along with showing support by wearing pink, the girls are also having a 50/50 drawing, a cake raffle and pink t-shirts for sale. The shirts were designed by the girls and are $10.
Murphy said the girls are hoping to make this an annual event.
“I hope it continues to be a tradition,” she said. “I would like to see this continue. The community is really good to support all the sports here at the high school and this is a way to give back.”
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