FHN Basketball Players Prepare for Annual Pink Ribbon Game

On Friday, Feb. 10, FHN basketball players will face FHHS in their annual Pink Out Game. The team is coming off two wins and have high hopes for a victory. The Pink Out Game supports and honors current and past cancer patients. Proceeds from the Pink Out shirts that are being sold to students and faculty for the will be going to cancer research.

Basketball teams have the opportunity to make a jersey to honor cancer patients or survivors. The jerseys will have their number and the name of the person who has battled cancer. The jerseys will hang on the wall, but during the game, players will have a chance to give these jerseys to their loved ones who have battled or are battling cancer. JV player, Maddie Stock will be giving her jersey to her family. Her mother, uncle and aunt have all battled cancer.

“It means a lot to me to be able to play and honor those who have been affected by cancer,” Stock said. “Cancer has personally affected my family, and I feel humbled to be able to honor those people in my life.”

Not everyone has a family member to honor, so they choose to honor someone else’s family member. Senior Jose Alega will be honoring Knightline member Madison Clifton’s mother with a jersey.

“[Giving the jersey] shows that you’re there for them in their time of need,” Alega said. “It’s nice to see that you’re not alone.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to donate during the game as well. The money collected by the players during the game will also be donated towards cancer research.

Tickets will be sold at the door for the game. JV girls play at 4 p.m. JV boys and varsity girls will both play at 5:30 p.m. The varsity boys game will be at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to donate.

“[Cancer] has a huge impact on so many lives and having seen it happen in my family, I know how big of an impact it has,” JV boys manager Sophia Eimer said. “The people going through it or having gone through it deserve recognition.”