School raises $1k during Pink Night

Students ditched the purple and gold of Troy Buchanan for pink in support of the American Cancer Society on Jan. 18. Photo by Jason Smith

Students ditched the purple and gold of Troy Buchanan for pink in support of the American Cancer Society on Jan. 18. Photo by Jason Smith

By DAN FOX 

MANAGING EDITOR

Troy Buchanan held its annual Pink Night on Jan. 18, rescheduled from earlier that week due to the snow, but lacking none of the usual enthusiasm from the crowd and basketball players.

The event is part of Coaches vs Cancer, with all proceeds raised benefitting the American Cancer Society.

Through t-shirt sales and a miracle minute collection, the school raised $1,041 dollars that night.

“We’re generally right around that $1,000 mark each year,” Troy’s Activities Director Jason Smith said.

Throughout the year, Troy’s athletics programs hold other benefits – some even follow the “pink” theme.

Smith said the cheer program leads a “Pink Out” football game every year, which raises money for the American Cancer Society.

The volleyball players have been involved in “Dig Pink” events to raise money for the Side-Out Foundation, and the Student Ambassador and Mentor program leads the “Coaches vs Cancer” event each year at a home basketball game.

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