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Aggies Take Action during Winter Homecoming with Pink Out and Cancer Fundraiser

By Alyssa Fox on 02/02/2018

Goodwell, Okla.—Winter Homecoming is right around the corner, and this exciting weekend will kick off with basketball blowout. Your Panhandle State Aggies will face the Central Christian College Tigers in a SAC double-header at home in Anchor D Arena on Saturday, Feb. 10.

The Lady Aggies will take the court at 3 p.m., followed by the men's game at 5 p.m. Homecoming royalty will be crowned during halftime of the men's game, and every student, fan and guest will have the opportunity to make difference in the life of one special member of the Panhandle Family throughout both contests.

The Lady Aggies have been working this month to not only get ready to face the CCC Tigers, but also to spread awareness for a special cause. February 10 marks the team's Pink Out game and a commemorative night to recognize those fighting cancer. During the length of the women's game, beginning at 3 p.m. in the lobby of Anchor D. Arena, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be holding a silent auction for women's basketball pink, signed jerseys and shorts. SAAC will also be selling cancer support wristbands for $2 at their table in the lobby during both the men's and women's games. Wristbands will also be available for purchase on campus from February 2-10 from SAAC members.

All proceeds from the sales of the wristbands and uniforms will go to panhandle local, Monson Wilkins and his family. Monson is the four-year old son of Dr. Dee Wilkins, Director of Vocal Music at Panhandle State and his wife Leisel. In early January of this year, Monson was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and has since been receiving treatment in Oklahoma City. His OPSU family wishes to give all the support possible, and encourages those throughout the campus and local communities to keep his recovery in your thoughts. Monson will be an honorary captain for the women's Pink Out game.

Women's basketball Head Coach Victor Esparza also encourages any brave women in our Goodwell or surrounding communities who are breast cancer survivors, or those who may be currently undergoing treatment or in recovery, to reach out so you may be honored during halftime of the women's game. Coach Esparza can be contacted at coachvic@opsu.edu.