Pink Out sold their hearts out

Hunter-Rose Comtois, reporter

Throughout October, the cheerleaders were selling their Pink Out shirts to raise money for the cure and provide awareness of breast cancer.

The cheerleaders have always been in charge of designing and selling shirts for Pink Out.

“Each year a cheer captain designs the Pink Out shirts,” head cheer coach Nadira King said. “This year Sole Sustaita was the designer.”

Each shirt was sold for $15 and the cheerleaders sold around 250 shirts cashing out at a total profit of $6,000.

“The shirts proceeds go directly to Komen,” King said. “The fundraising for Komen and running at the Race for the Cure is one of our community service events.”

Every cheerleader participates, along with the Cheer Booster club volunteers. The shirts were sold at every lunch leading up to the Pink Out game day.

The pink out game was held Friday, Oct. 24. CPHS played against Marble Falls and came up successful, winning 60-14.

“There was a lot of pink throughout the stands this year,” cheer captain Brielle Ferdinand said. “The pink out game is determined by the football boosters and they let the cheer team know.”

The game was a success, and so were the sales for the donations. King and the cheer squad will also run in the Komen Race for the Cure on Nov. 16 in Austin.

“Not only do we raise money through our shirt sales,” King said. “I create a team each year and raise money through our participants. Everyone can help.”