Stratton Chevy donates to allow West Branch Football to go pink for breast cancer

Staff report


Stratton Chevrolet donated $5,300 to the West Branch Local Schools Athletic Department.

The money will be used for Pink Out, a breast-cancer awareness football game Saturday when West Branch plays Salem.

“We have purchased numerous items with the donated money to help pink out the crowd,” said Athletic Director Ellie Geiger. “We also have four banners to recognize Stratton Chevrolet and the Chevy All Stars for their generous donation.”

The banners will be on display during the home football game and the Friday night bonfire.

The West Branch team will wear pink socks, the cheerleaders will use pink pompoms and wear pink socks and bows as they cheer on their team, and the marching band will wear pink gloves during its performances.

Students who attend the game will receive pink glow stick necklaces to shine bright from the student section. Staff members will be handing out breast-cancer awareness buttons and pink bandanas to be used as rally towels during the game.

The game also marks senior night for West Branch, and mothers who will be escorting their seniors onto the field will receive a pink carnation from their child. In addition, the Saturday game is also Cheer Clinic Night, where more than 100 West Branch Little Warrior Cheerleaders will be dressed in pink shirts and cheering throughout the game.