It’s time to fight cancer by putting on your pink!
Penn Manor School District is participating in a Pink Out to raise money for cancer research and support groups. All fall sports teams are selling T-shirts to support this cause. In addition, a district-wide Pink Out dress-down day will be held Oct. 9.
Last year, Penn Manor students, staff, families and community members raised $8,000 to benefit such organizations as the American Cancer Society, Help the Fight, the Ann Barshinger Cancer Center and the LG Health Cancer Support Fund.
Athletes are taking orders for “Comets FIGHT for a Cure” Pink Out shirts. A printable order form is available below. Shirts also will be sold for $10 apiece during lunches in the Penn Manor High School cafeteria.
Purchasing a T-shirt allows staff members to wear jeans on Friday, Oct. 9. Penn Manor staff also can participate by donating $5 to their building secretary and wearing their own pink attire on Oct. 9.
Sports teams will be accepting donations and taking T-shirt orders at all home games. They also have designated contests as Pink Out games, where additional money will be raised through bake sales and other activities. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network, Help the Fight, the American Cancer Society and the Marticville Marathoners Relay for Life team.
The following Penn Manor home contests have been designated Pink Out games:
- Volleyball – Oct. 8
- Football/cheerleading/band – Oct. 9 (homecoming game)
- Girls’ soccer – Oct. 10
- Field hockey – Oct. 12
- Boys’ soccer – Oct. 15.
If the field hockey team raises at least $1,000, coach Denise Gobrecht has agreed to be crowned Pink Queen, complete with pink cape and crown.
Please consider supporting this fun and worthwhile cause!