Members of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh cross country, football, soccer and volleyball teams will sport pink as they take part in the fight against cancer.
Fans are being asked to join the UW Oshkosh student-athletes in their effort by purchasing “Think Pink” bracelets, during the Titans’ “Take Down Cancer” promotion at their remaining home sporting events in October.
Proceeds from the campaign, which is being held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be donated to The American Cancer Society and other area agencies.
“Think Pink” bracelets will be available at the UW Oshkosh Brooks Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne. The men’s race is at 10:30 a.m., while the women’s run is at 11:15 a.m.
Bracelets also will be sold Oct. 16 at UW Oshkosh’s 1 p.m. women’s soccer match against UW-Stout and the Titans’ 3:30 p.m. men’s soccer contest against Finlandia University (Mich.) at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium. The women’s soccer team also hosts the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) on Oct. 17 at 1 p.m.
In addition, the UW Oshkosh men’s and women’s soccer teams are showing their support to the Child Life Program at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. Child Life’s mission is aimed at minimizing the negative aspects of a child’s treatment and the family’s experience during hospitalization.
There will be a toy drive at all home soccer events in October for children fighting cancer.
The UW Oshkosh women’s volleyball team will hold its “Dig For The Cure” promotion on Oct. 20, when the Titans host UW-La Crosse in a 7 p.m. match in Kolf Sports Center.
UW Oshkosh’s home event schedule concludes with men’s soccer against Ripon College on Oct. 19 and Carleton College (Minn.) on Oct. 24, football against UW-Platteville on Oct. 23 and women’s soccer against UW-River Falls on Oct. 30.