Lions host ‘Pink Out’ game


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Sophomore defender Kimberly Hulse in action during the annual pink out game 2013.

Matt Barney, Staff Writer

The Missouri Southern Lions soccer team will host the Central Oklahoma Bronchos on Thursday night for the Annual “Pink-Out” game at Hal Bodon field in an effort to shine a light on the worldwide scourge of breast cancer. The Lions have partnered with Freeman Health Systems in an effort to raise money for those affected by the terrible disease. As part of the pink-out, the Lions players will be wearing pink socks and various pink accessories.

“This year we’ve collectively come together as women’s teams and joined our efforts to raise money to do a better job of raising funds,” said Head Coach Alese Woolard. “All of us [sports teams] have done a game in October the last few years as a pink game, it’s a national phenomenon right now.”

Missouri Southern Athletics have surpassed their initial fundraising goal of $10,000 by raising $12,760 to date through t-shirt sales and other donations, and hope to receive more contributions at Thursday night’s game.

“We are all really excited to see what the Pink out game brings for us,” said freshman forward Hannah Bomar.

The Lions are inviting all students and fans attending the game to wear pink t-shirts or purchase one at the game to help bring awareness to their cause, they will also be accepting donations.

“The pink out game is our chance to show support to the breast cancer community,” said senior midfielder Hannah Ishmael. “We’ve set a fundraising goal and now that we’ve surpassed that, we just want to raise as much as we can. You sit there and think about how this could be you, how so many of us could end up with breast cancer, so it’s really important.”

All proceeds raised from the game will go towards Freeman Health Systems in their fight against breast cancer. The game kicks off a 7 p.m.