The Redhawks Football and Men’s Basketball will both be playing for a special cause tomorrow, November 4, to raise money and awareness for charity.
At Houck Field, the Southeast Football team is hosting its third annual Pink Up Game, in partnership with Saint Francis Healthcare System, to raise awareness for breast cancer and other forms of cancer. The Redhawks will be wearing their alternate pink and black jerseys, customized with the name of someone affected by cancer on the back.
Fans were able to bid online in the Pink Up Auction to help support the fight against cancer in southeast Missouri. Auction winners were able to put the name of their loved one on the back of a player’s jersey, and the bidder will receive a commemorative plaque with a replica nameplate. The money raised through the auction provides cancer screenings and other services in the southeast Missouri region.
Meanwhile, each player will learn about the person whom they are playing in honor of by reading about their story in the locker room before the game.
Southeast's football team has helped raise more than $45,000 over the last two years and they are 2-0 in Pink Up games. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to Houck Field tomorrow afternoon – kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Following Southeast's Pink Up football game, the Redhawk men's basketball team will host Missouri Southern in a special exhibition contest to support hurricane relief efforts. General admission for the contest requires a minimum $5 donation at the door and all proceeds from the basketball game will go to the American Red Cross.
Southeast sought and received a waiver from the NCAA to play the extra exhibition contest, as have a number of other NCAA member institutions across the country in an effort to provide relief for hurricane victims.
Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Show Me Center.
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