Knockout contest to support counties Pink-Out efforts
Two teams, one cause, fighting for a cure.
Thursday, Jan. 11 marks the Perkins County FFA chapter’s eighth annual Pink Out basketball games between Perkins County and Chase County schools.
Per the eight year tradition, the two schools will gather for a night of basketball, with their fans clad in pink to show their support for breast cancer survivors, awareness, and most importantly, a cure.
Donations raised by the Perkins County FFA chapter, the night of the 11th, will be given directly to the Perkins County Health Services Foundation to use as vouchers for local women that are at high risk of breast cancer. These funds will offer financial assistance for women in the area.
This year, in addition to donations raised by sponsors, Johnson Publications will be hosting a knockout contest during both the girls and boys varsity halftimes.
Johnson Publications is the parent company of the Imperial Republican, Chase County Longhorns’ hometown sports partner and the Grant Tribune-Sentinel, representing the Perkins County Plainsmen.
The money raised from knockout contest entry fees will also go to the FFA to be used for local breast cancer efforts, including screenings, in both Perkins and Chase County.
Competitors from both teams are encouraged to come join in the fun and support their school’s fund raising efforts.
The knockout contest will consist of three different age groups: second through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade, and ninth grade through adults. Yes, adults are welcome and encouraged to play too!
Prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded to each age group.
The entry fee is $2 per shooter and will be collected at center court the night of the contest.
The first group, second through fifth grade, will take place during the varsity girls halftime. While sixth through eighth and ninth through adults, will take place during the varsity boys halftime at opposite ends of the court.
First place winners in each group will be awarded a knockout champion t-shirt, aluminum water bottle with their choice of Perkins or Chase County logos, and candy. Second place will receive their choice of water bottle and candy. Third place winners will receive their choice of water bottle.
Varsity girls will kick off the night, starting at 6 p.m., followed by boys varsity at 7 p.m.