UW-Stevens Point wears pink to raise money for breast cancer

Published: Sep. 16, 2015 at 6:20 PM CDT
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The University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point went from purple and gold to pink Wednesday to raise money and spread awareness for breast cancer.

A street that cuts across campus, Fourth Ave., was renamed "Pink Street" and was filled with activities, giveaways and games. There was a stand to buy t-shirts and another for juicy brats. One of the games made you feel like a football player where you could throw a football into a pink trash can from far away. As it isn't easy, those who were successful won a prize.

The football team wore pink jerseys. The Pointers will wear the jerseys again for their big game at Goerke Park on Saturday.

One player, Dan Brown, said that wearing the vibrant jersey makes him feel proud to be on the team. He explained that their message spreads through more than just Stevens Point.

"It shows how aware we are. Even in small town in Wisconsin, it can even reach here. So we're just trying to raise the awareness and with so many different people from so many different places coming to UW, we can help reach out to those other towns where more students are from," said Brown.

The money raised will benefit breast cancer support charities and the Joanne A. Suomi Memorial Fund, which gives money to women's sports and aquatics at the university.