As was reported earlier, the Oregon Ducks football team, sponsored by Nike, will where pink helmets, pink socks, pink gloves, and pink cleats in their game against the Washington State Cougars this week in a show of solidarity and support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Here is an up close look at the pink cleats posted by goducks.com’s, Oregon’s official website, editor Rob Mosely:
The shoes up close pic.twitter.com/1h7aRPjM9W
— Rob Moseley (@DuckFootball) October 17, 2013
The “pink out”, so to speak, is meant to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in an effort to raise funds to help find and answer to breast cancer and other forms of women’s cancers.
Coach Yow was a former head women’s basketball coach at North Carolina State University.
“Coach Yow knew that if motivated coaches, their student-athletes and a dedicated community came together, they could enact meaningful change on and off the playing field,” said Sue Donohoe, executive director, Kay Yow Cancer Fund, according to the Ducks’ official website goducks.com. “The collaboration between Nike, the University of Oregon and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund exemplifies this spirit of teamwork and generosity, and will enable the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to continue its battle against women’s cancers.”
A limited number of helmets – some signed by Dan Fouts, Joey Harrington, Ahmad Rashad and Nike founder Phil Knight — will be auctioned off to help raise funds for the cause.