Fox Chapel going pink for Friday's basketball games
Tricia Panos will be hoopin' it up on Friday, all for a good cause.
The Fox Chapel Area junior leads the charge for this year's “Pink Out” basketball games, a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and breast cancer research.
“It's a lot of fun to see everyone join together,” said Tricia, a forward for the Foxes.
The doubleheader featuring the girls and boys varsity teams begins at 6 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
The teams take on Woodland Hills.
Tricia, 16, said the girls team will look the part in their pink uniforms that help boost breast cancer awareness.
In her third year participating in the “Pink Out” game, Tricia is hoping to draw a packed crowd and raise big money to fight the disease.
“My aunt is a breast cancer survivor, and most people know someone affected,” she said.
Special recognition will be given during intermission to family and friends of team players touched by breast cancer.
“The topic of cancer is so scary,” said girls basketball Coach Meghan Meabon.
“We need to find a cure.”
Meabon, in her fourth year with the team, said she's proud to see her girls using the game as more than a showcase for their on-the-court sills.
“Basketball is more than the game. It's about life,” she said. “I like to see them having fun, playing a sport they love, while giving back.”
It's also nice to see a raucous crowd in the stands, Meabon said, to cheer on the girls team, which has rallied back after an unhealthy year in 2012 to reach second place in its section with a 5-1 record.
For Tricia, success will come not only with a victory over Woodland Hills but with a hardy donation toward breast cancer research, education and programs.
For weeks, she has been soliciting items to raffle in six prize baskets that include a spa day, a dining night out and a lottery tree.
She and friends are selling pink T-shirts during school lunch to build the fund. In marketing class, Tricia spends time creating posters to hang around school.
“It's been a lot of work,” she said. “But it's always a lot of fun, and it's for a great cause.”
Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-782-2121, ext. 2 or at email@example.com.
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