Carroll school district wants football fans to swap their Dragon green for something pink.Friday’s game against Keller in Dragon Stadium is the annual Pink Out game to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research.“The district’s goal each year is to raise as much money as possible to support the cause and donate to Komen Tarrant County,” said Rick Herrin, Carroll Independent School District spokesman.Before and during the game, the school district will collect donations from attendees. During the first quarter, students will pass around buckets for collections. Funds will be donated to Susan G. Komen of Greater Fort Worth.Special Pink Out Game 2013 T-shirts will be sold at the stadium’s store with partial sales going toward the foundation.Carroll Independent School District raised more than $7,000 through Pink Out events last year. Breast cancer survivors will walk through the Dragon’s inflatable helmet before kickoff leading the players on the field.Herrin said Pink Out Night is a special event.“It shows the compassion, support and heart of the Southlake community,” he said. “There are so many students, parents and staff in our district that have been affected, and this night of honoring survivors is unforgettable and moving.”Pink Out was started by former student Amy Moan who brought the initiative to a volleyball game. It has continued to grow to the district’s other sports.
Dustin L. Dangli, 817-390-7770 Twitter: @dustindangli