Look Out, it’s a Pink Out!


The State College Girls’ Basketball team will host an annual Pink Out game benefitting breast cancer this Friday, January 22nd. The Lady Little Lions will take on Central Dauphin; JV at 6:00pm, Varsity at 7:00pm.

Addie Orndorff, Staff Writer

Warning: A huge wave of PINK is coming our way in State College on January 22nd. Be prepared for tons of raffle baskets, great food, Pink Out t-shirts, two exciting basketball games, and a whole night of fun. All proceeds for this event benefit the “Mount Nittany Breast Health Fund” as State High Girl’s Basketball helps to fight breast cancer.

Bethany Irwin, coach of State College Girl’s Basketball team for 23 years, shares her views on the event:

“The pink out game is so important to me because it is a way of helping those who are in need; it is teaching our team the concept of giving back and helping a great cause.”

As you walk in the doors of the High School North Building at 6:00pm on the 22nd, you’ll be welcomed by a sea of pink. Nothing is more exciting than getting together with friends and family for an uplifting cause.

Being the 7th year that the girl’s team has hosted the Pink Out, over $34,560 has been donated to the fund. Each year after the money is transferred to Mount Nittany hospital, the contribution goes towards those who may be struggling financially for mammograms, treatment, etc. The event began back in 2010 when Coach Irwin, along with great help from Susan Sampsell, kickstarted the idea of having a Pink Out game. Sampsell was the mom of Danielle Sampsell who played on the high school girls’ team. Every year since, more and more fans have come out to support the Lady Little Lions.

The Pink Out Game this Friday will bring a community together under one roof in a night of positivity. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens. The SCGB booster club is supplying a ton of options for the night: t-shirts that are being sold for $10 each, the famous 50-50 ticket drawing, concessions like macaroni and cheese and walking tacos, and of course the raffle items. Every year companies around State College and families of the basketball team donate items or gift certificates towards the event on Friday. All the products and gift baskets (made from contributions) are up for a huge raffle drawing – you can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a basket. Bring your pink attire to Friday’s game and help the town raise money and awareness for breast cancer!