Mishicot Indians wear pink jerseys to raise breast cancer awareness
The Village of Mishicot has gone pink this weekend – as the Indians work to tackle breast cancer.
“Everybody’s sort of affected in different ways,” says Kevin Fix, Mishicot’s head coach. “But it's something that has hit home in our community, so it was one of those things that was sort of a no brainer for us to be able to do.”
That’s why the team was all decked out in pink jerseys at Friday’s game – in hope of a cure.
“We sort of had the platform here to be able to go ahead and bring people in on a Friday night,” Fix says. “This is our way of being able to give back.”
The Indians using that platform to raise money for Pink Heals of Manitowoc County, an organization that works to support people in the area affected by breast cancer.
Players say Friday’s “pink out” game is about more than just a homecoming win.
“I think it’s really awesome,” says senior Sawyer Young, a running back and inside linebacker. “I mean we're doing something good for the community, and yeah, it’s awesome.”
“Cancer affects a lot of people in one way or another. It’s affected a few people close to the football team in the community,” says senior Cole Kraynik, a right guard and defensive lineman. “So I think it's something really cool that we can do to try and raise awareness.”
Coach Fix even inviting opposing team the Ozaukee Warriors to sport pink apparel Friday night, saying breast cancer affects everyone.
“We wanted to get the news out to them, because I'm sure they have people in their community as well that are affected by this,” Fix says.
He tells Action 2 News the “pink out” will become an annual October tradition for Mishicot.