Pink t-shirts, pink sweatshirts, pink hats, socks and other accessories are a common sight during the month of October. As the Carroll Dragons host its fifth annual Pink Out home football game, the effort to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer is seen district wide.
So too, at Johnson Elementary School where this year, the campus PTO raised nearly $450 in donations for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The PTO sold special JES Pink Out t-shirts and donated $2 for every shirt sold to the foundation.
This is the first year, JES PTO hosted a breast cancer awareness/ research fundraiser.
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This year’s annual Dragons Pink Out football game is Friday, Oct. 25 Dragon Stadium. The Carroll Dragons will host the Keller Indians. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. The game’s promotional night sponsor is Cook Children’s Healthcare System, a long time district supporter and founding partner at Dragon Stadium.
Carroll ISD continues to assist in the fight against breast cancer by collecting donations before and during the game. Carroll ISD marketing partner CarrollDragons.com is assisting by hosting the annual Community Box Auction. During the next few weeks fans can place a bid for a chance to win and watch the entire game from the Community Box on the second floor of Dragon Stadium. The prize includes admission for up to 20 people and a catered meal.
On game day, fans on both sides of the field are encouraged to wear pink. Local magazine and district partner, Southlake Style is selling an exclusive Pink Out t-shirt. Click here to purchase online. The Dragon Den will also be selling Pink Out t-shirts. Click here to view the t-shirt. The Den is located next door to the Athletic Office at Dragon Stadium.
There will be an on-field recognition, prior to kickoff for breast cancer survivors. Survivors from all branches of the Dragon community are invited to attend. Survivors interested in participating need to contact Paige Buck in the Carroll ISD Board and Community Relations Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 817-949-7080.
During the first quarter of the game, members of CISD’s Peer Assistance Leadership or PALs class, taught by Nikki Gilley will again assist in a pass-the-bucket-campaign to collect donations in the fight against breast cancer. There will also be a sports equipment drive held the same night. From 5 p.m. until kickoff, the Play it Forward Southlake trailer will be set up in front of the home side at Dragon Stadium to accept new and used sports equipment donations. Barrels will also be located on the visitor side to accept donations. For more information visit, www.playitforwardsouthlake.org. This is the fifth season the Carroll Dragons have hosted a Pink Out game at Dragon Stadium.
The night will be dedicated to “Dig Pink: Keep Calm and Fight On.” The message is built around breast cancer awareness, education and patient services and all proceeds will benefit the Side Out Program. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Carroll Senior High School gymnasium. The Lady Dragons face Fossil Ridge in District 4-5A action and special T-shirts will be available for purchase. The Lady Dragons encourage all of Dragon Nation and the community to come out and help support the cause.
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