Pink-Out efforts raise $6,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer

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The Great Waukegan Pink-Out continued its successful fundraising efforts with another year of outstanding results.

Now in its fourth year, the Pink-Out game and affiliated events organized through Waukegan, raised more than $6,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer, a program associated with the American Cancer Society.

Money was raised through donations, and the sales of hundreds of special T-shirts.

The Pink-Out spirit was evidenced at the Pink Out game where hundreds of fans in pink T-shirts were on hand to watch Waukegan take on Glenbrook South in boys basketball.

Prior to the game, student-athletes from Waukegan posed for a photo in their commemorative pink shirts.

They were joined by event organizers and students from Oakdale Elementary School, which was recognized for selling the most T-shirts of all grade schools in Waukegan.

Spirits were even higher the day prior, when several groups of Waukegan students participated in a special pep rally with students from the Special Education District of Lake County at Laremont School in Gages Lake.

“The visit from Waukegan High School students continues to be one of the highlights of the year here at Laremont School. It is a great example of a true ‘win-win’ for all involved,” said James Ross, an educator at Laremont who also works on the Pink-Out committee.

Official fundraising and shirt-sales totals are expected in the coming weeks.

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