By Charles Lefebvre on October 5, 2016.
Medicine Hat News
The Monsignor McCoy Colts will be thinking pink on the gridiron throughout the month of October.
The high school football team will switch out their traditional red and black uniforms for pink jerseys through the month to raise awareness of breast cancer, following in the tradition of the CFL and the NFL, where players don pink equipment.
“I think it’s important for athletes, especially local athletes, to support the local community and bring awareness of things that affect us,” said Doug Little, president of the Colts booster club, who says the idea came from previous head coach Joe Steier and other members of the booster club.
In addition to game days, members of the team will wear the jerseys on Wednesdays at the school, where pink day will be celebrated through the month.
The team received their jerseys during practice on Monday.
“I like that it’s a whole team thing, the idea of supporting everything.” said Colts quarterback OB Little, who also wears a pink towel during October while playing football.
“I think it’s really important,” he said. “The NFL does it, the CFL does it. I just think we need to extend it through all of the leagues and get everybody involved.”
The Colts play their first game in the jerseys Thursday at 5 p.m., hosting Brooks at the Methanex Bowl.