Clubs Pitch in for Pink Out Game

Multiple school organizations helped to raise money for breast cancer foundations and charities


Gavin Block

Liberty FCCLA members pose with their table selling raffle tickets for a handmade pink quilt.

Gavin Block and Mattie Watson

For Liberty’s last varsity football game at home this season as well as the annual Pink Out night on Friday, Oct. 21, several clubs set up tables for soliciting donations as per usual. However, with the event involving the previously mentioned special theme, there was a twist. All of the organizations would be directing the money to breast cancer research and charity institutions, such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, in honor of the disease’s awareness month.

Each of the signs in front of the clubs’ tables advertising their respective sales was made by the Student Council.

The first table along the pathway was managed by Key Club. They sold small pink ribbons for a dollar each in order to gain potential cancer research benefactions. Various consumers placed these decorations on their shirts, further spreading the cognizance.

Nearby Key Club was Educators Rising’s layout. The organization had been offering pink face paint to vendees. In preparation for Friday’s event, members created a sign and developed a variety of painting designs.

“We planned that we were going to do face paint because as Educators Rising, we are future teachers, and so we wanted to appeal to the little kids,” club sponsor Nicole McFadden explained.

FCCLA’s section was devoted to raising money via a raffle contest, selling tickets for a dollar each. The winner of the sweepstake would be named during the third quarter and receive a handmade pink quilt created by sponsor and family and consumer sciences teacher Sandy Pizzo.

“I made the quilt for the raffle for the game,” stated Pizzo. “I love Pink Out and I am a very big fan of it. It’s all for a very wonderful cause.”

Among some of the other organizations raising funds for the collective effort were Student Council selling Pink Out shirts, drama club, and HOSA.

The multitude of clubs that partook and prepared for the event demonstrated the school’s solidarity in creating a meaningful occasion and an inspirational awareness campaign. Not only did their collaboration help to raise the overall spirits of the environment, but it was all for a beneficial endeavor. The philanthropic enterprise also served as a great chance for many people involved with school activities to further connect with visitors and those interested in assisting in the movement. Liberty’s unique Pink Out tradition will surely continue to garner support and funds from students, teachers, parents and staff alike for many more Octobers to come.