10th Annual Pink Out Events Begin This Weekend

10th Annual Pink Out Events Begin This Weekend
Posted on 01/28/2020
Event logoThe annual Great Waukegan Pink Out pep rally, basketball games, and related events are back again this year. The 10th annual Pink Out festivities kick off this Saturday, February 1, where the Waukegan High School boys’ and girls' basketball teams will all take on Mundelein High School at the WHS-Washington Campus.

The Sophomore and Freshman A teams will kick off the day of games at 2:00 p.m. in the Dog Pound (main gym) and Gym A respectively. Those games will be directly followed at 3:30 p.m. with the Freshman boys’ B team in Gym A, and the girls’ JV team in the Dog Pound. At 5:00 p.m., the girls’ Freshman-Sophomore team will play in Gym A, and at 5:30 p.m., the boys’ Varsity team will take the floor in the Dog Pound. Finally, at 7:30 p.m., the girls’ Varsity team will cap off the evening in the Dog Pound.

Additionally, Waukegan High School students will again be participating in a pep rally alongside students from Laremont School in Gages Lake on February 5. Laremont School serves students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, pep band, cheerleaders, pom pom squad and drill team will all visit Laremont at 10 a.m. for the special event.

As in past years, fans are encouraged to purchase and wear the official Pink Out t-shirts promoting cancer awareness. The Pink Out Committee has already more than 600 commemorative t-shirts after making them available at a number of community functions, as well as each District 60 school. Jefferson Middle School (146 shirts) was the top finisher in this year’s contest among the District’s elementary and middle schools for selling the most shirts. They will be recognized next month.

The team’s campaign against cancer dates back to the 2010/2011 season, when the idea to promote a Pink Out game originated. To date, these events have raised more than $60,000 for the American Cancer Society.
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