This Saturday, when the No. 19 Centre College football team hosts Washington University at 1:30 p.m. at Farris Stadium, fans in the stands will notice a different look to the players on the field. The Colonels will be decked out in gold pants and gold jerseys, not to prove their number of uniform combinations rival University of Oregon’s, but to bring awareness to a special cause as part of the Childhood Cancer Awareness Goldout Game.
September is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare diseases and help rally support to give kids with cancer better outcomes by supporting ground-breaking research. The representative color for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is gold.
Centre will welcome eight young people and their families to Farris Stadium as special guests of the football team, hosting them to a lunch reception and welcoming them to the field pre-game. The honorees will be paired with one of the captains to walk out on the field for the coin toss. Their presence will also be felt throughout the game, with the honorees’ names being recognized on the captains’ helmets as well as the footballs used during the game. One of the special guests will also perform the national anthem during the pre-game festivities.
Fans are encouraged to wear gold or purchase a special goldout t-shirt at the game for $10. Thanks to Danville’s 10th Planet donating the t-shirts, 100% of the sales will be donated to fund childhood cancer research through St. Baldrick’s. In addition, 10 percent of the concession sales will also be donated by Sodexo to St. Baldrick’s, the nation’s largest private funding organization of childhood cancer research grants.
For more, visit the Centre Athletics web page.
by Centre Athletics
September 18, 2015