Annual Pink Night

Noelani Tillson
Staff Writer 

The Lady Kings basketball team will be hosting their annual Pink Night on Friday night against Juneau Douglas.

Players sold Pink Night t-shirts as well as gathered donations for the Lady Kings Court of Honor to remember those who lost their lives or have battled cancer. 

“Being 10 years cancer-free and a breast cancer survivor, the continuation of this fundraiser is heartwarming.” said Fast Track coordinator Lori Ortiz. 

Head coach Kelly Smith said he tries to really make Pink Night big- from pink bows to pink uniforms.

“We try to fill the room with pink and truly honor the people battling,” said Smith. “This fundraiser keeps basketball in perspective, there are a lot bigger things than high school basketball. You can’t find a family in America that isn’t affected by cancer. It keeps kids in touch with reality. To really give back.”

From pink uniforms to pink shoes the Lady Kings continue to spread awareness. 

“I know there was a push in basketball around the country to just bring awareness as well as there were moms of the girls on the team battling which made it a really fitting thing to incorporate,” said Smith. 

Teaching these young athletes to give back while doing something they love is a perfect combination. While the girls on the court wear pink, to Pep Club and fans in the stands as well. 

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