Leaving the competition on the gridiron, Fulton High School and Fulton County High School will join together Friday, October 25, to fight together for a cure.
The event, deemed Time to Tackle Breast Cancer, will be an observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the football event at War Memorial Stadium in Fulton. Sponsored by Parkway Regional Hospital, the FHS Bulldog Academy and the FCHS Pilot Academy, the event will also recognize breast cancer survivors. Fans attending the game are to help with the “pink out” by wearing pink. All of the football players will wear pink wrist bands and some will opt to wear pink socks and other pink items in addition to their regular school uniforms.
“We always do something ‘pink’ in October,” explained Geneva Storey, the FHS Bulldog Academy sponsor. “We have done it at volleyball games in the past, but this year we chose a football game.”
Storey said the purpose of the event was to show unity between the two schools.
“Although there is fierce competition on the field, this is something they can do together,” said Storey.
Pictured above are Annesha Jackson and Anna-Reid Garrigan of FCHS and Taryn Crumble and Summer Stewart of FHS. Not pictured, but helping with the event from FCHS were Dixie Major, Linsey Grissom, Annagrace Ligons and Jessica Mathis.
Friday’s game is also Homecoming for the FHS Bulldogs. The Homecoming Court will also be recognized as well as the announcement of the Homecoming Queen.
Kick-off for the game is set for 7:30 p.m. Senior Night is slated for prior to kick-off while the Homecoming Court ceremony will be held during halftime.