Players, Lambeau Field To Feature Pink Elements During Sunday's Game Vs. Detroit
The Green Bay Packers will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions with Lambeau Field and Packers players prominently featuring the color pink in several different ways.
Fans will be involved from the start when they will receive gold pompoms with pink strands as they enter the stadium, and then see cheerleaders (pink pompoms) and TundraLine members (pink wristbands and hats) sporting the color. At halftime, the Oneida Nation Dancers will be wearing pink ribbons and streamers while performing a healing dance in recognition of the month.
Among the other pink elements fans will notice are pink ribbon stencils on Lambeau Field, pink wall banners, pink goal post padding, special kicking balls with pink ribbon decals, a pink coin used for the coin toss and pink-trimmed sideline caps for coaches and team personnel. Players will be using and wearing pink equipment, including pink cleats, wristbands, gloves, sideline caps, helmet decals, sideline towels and quarterback towels. Game officials will be wearing pink caps and pins.
The Packers Pro Shop also is featuring some of the special pink equipment, including the sideline caps, wristbands, pompoms, referee caps, pins and pink mini-helmets. The items currently are available in the Packers Pro Shop, and on Sunday will be offered in the Packers Pro Shop GameDay Store and selected concession stands.
The National Football League has partnered with the American Cancer Society during October with a campaign called "A Crucial Catch: Annual Screening Saves Lives," which encourages annual mammograms for women over 40. More information about the effort, as well as about preventing breast cancer and getting screened, can be found online at www.nfl.com/pink.
Game-worn pink items will be autographed postgame and auctioned online at www.nflauction.nfl.com, with all proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society.