CHS Panthers Fight Against Cancer

By: Alyssa Rackley, Contributing Writer

During the month of September, CHS sports teams raised money in the fight against breast cancer. The football Pink Out game was held on Friday, September 22, and the Lady Panthers softball team hosted their Pink Out game on Monday, September 25.

The football program sold 266 clothing items and raised close to $900. The money for this fundraiser will be donated to a local family who is dealing with breast cancer and to the Ellis Fischel mammogram van fund.  

The softball team sold 56 apparel items this year.  Additionally, they held a silent auction during the game. Auction items included homemade pies, homemade salsa, T-shirts, baskets of lotions and perfumes, home decor signs and more. All items were bid on throughout the evening, and winners were announced halfway through the varsity game.

The softball fundraising effort brought in $950, which will be donated to a family battling breast cancer.  In between games, those who have won their battle with cancer or those who are still battling cancer were recognized on the field. This year Sonny Tucker, Steve Simkins, LeAnn Chrisman and Heather Morris were the survivors in attendance.

The Pink Out games are very meaningful to our coaches and teams because of the contribution they can make to those battling cancer. “This is one of the games our kids always look forward to where they feel like they are supporting those who have or are battling cancer.  I think it is a great and worthwhile cause,” said Jill Angell, CHS head softball coach.  Mike Hann, football coach, said, “Everyone knows someone who has or is fighting cancer. It is a great way to remember those people past and present.”  

The Pink Out games have been a CHS tradition for several years and have always been a success. Special thanks to the community for the support they have given these teams.