Going deep for spirit

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The Los Medanos College football team will host a Catch Pink game to bring Breast Cancer awareness to the campus and offer support for the cause this Saturday, on Oct. 26 at 1 p.m.

The football team’s efforts, in combination with the Dig Pink women’s volleyball game, show the destructive effects of breast cancer are not only felt by women.

According to running back Shawn Vasquez there will be a tailgate before the game to kickoff the event.

This event is bigger than just a game and has deeper meaning to both players and coaches.

“It’s our teams way of showing our support for breast cancer (awareness)….we’re doing out part and doing a big game dedicated to breast cancer,” said Vasquez. Middle Line Backer Matt Mills added “it’s symbolic in what the game stands for me it’s really important to me, I want to play to the best of my ability on Saturday and I hope we get a win.”

The team wore pink for the cause last year, but this will be the first time there will be an official game in support of breast cancer awareness.

Head Coach Chris Shipe and staff are excited for the cause and are looking forward to the game.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for a lot of people on campus, an opportunity for our players to see the commitment the campus had made to us,” said Shipe.

He hopes to have a big crowd for the cause.

The game is being advertised to the LMC community and the players are reaching out to their friends and family.

Shipe said every player will wear a pink breast cancer ribbon on the back of their helmet as well as pink shoelaces.