It’s Pink Out Time In Coffee County!

breast cancer shirt picThis fall 35 high schools across Tennessee are trading their traditional school colors for the pink jerseys for the fight against breast cancer. One of those schools is Coffee County High School.
The Red Raiders are hosting Pink Out Night on Friday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. at Carden-Jarrell Field when they host Lincoln County. Pink Out Night is sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee, and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
“Our guys look pretty good in pink,” said Head Coach Ryan Sulkowski. “When we saw the jerseys, the team got pretty fired up. Everyone in our program knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer, and the players all know the importance of what we are doing in this game.”
A silent auction will take place during the game, and fans are encouraged to bid on each jersey. In addition, local merchants have pledged donations toward each jersey. Special pink versions of the famous Farm Bureau Insurance “Charlie” hats will be on sale, too.
The local coordinating sponsor of Pink Out Night is Farm Bureau Insurance Agency Manager Mark McBride.
“The community is really coming together to support Coffee County High School and this special fundraising activity,” McBride said. “The kids at the school are excited, the team is motivated, the parents are involved, and the business community is engaged. It’s a great cause and it will be a memorable night for Manchester.  McBride added, “We appreciate our in-school partners, the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).  This is the fourth year they have raised money for breast cancer awareness.  We are honored that we have been able to assist in making this pink out game a reality.”