Oct 12, 2013; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars mascot Butch cheers with the student section against the Oregon State Beavers during the first half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Ducks Set to Wear Pink for Cancer Awareness vs Washington State on Saturday


Oregon Will Don Pink to Highlight their Black Uniforms This Weekend vs Washington State. (Photo from Nike)

I was hopeful at the beginning of the Month that the Oregon Ducks Football team would do something to raise awareness for Breast Cancer since October is breast cancer awareness month. It looks like Oregon will show off a bold look on Saturday according to the press release from the U of O:

This year, the Ducks’ will wear pink Nike Vapor Talon Elite cleats, pink Nike Vapor Carbon Elite socks and pink Vapor Jet gloves in combination with their black Nike Pro Combat uniform system. In addition, this year the Ducks will punctuate their look with bold pink helmets.

Aside from the look the University will partner with Kay Yow Cancer Fund to help raise funds in support of the cause. The Ducks will host an auction for signed Duck gear in 48 hour succession over a period from October 19th to October 25th. You can find more details for the auction at KayYow.com/Ducks. The Pink helmets Oregon will wear on Saturday will also be auctioned.

“Cancer has touched so many lives and hopefully, together with Nike and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, we can help create awareness and help raise money for the fight against women’s cancers” said Oregon Football Head Coach Mark Helfrich. “It is an honor to join Coach Yow’s team in a fight that unites us all.”

Proceeds will benefit cancer research according to Nike.

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