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Lady Kahoks host second annual “Pink Out” game for charity

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By the time the Collinsville Lady Kahoks takes the court Dec. 13, they will have already accomplished something more important than winning a basketball game, they will have helped Unit 10 families in need.

Collinsville Head Coach Lori Billy addresses the crowd before the Pink Out game / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville Head Coach Lori Billy addresses the crowd before the 2013 Pink Out game / Photo by Roger Starkey

The second annual “Pink Out” game is the culmination of a fundraising effort by the team, coaches and booster club members in support of KAHOKstrong, a CHS organization dedicated to helping Unit 10 families in need. KAHOKstrong was chosen as the recipient of the Lady Kahoks charitable efforts for a second year because of the organizations support for members of the Unit 10 community dealing with cancer. The cause is close to Head Coach Lori Billy’s heart; her mother is a three-time breast cancer survivor.

Players, coaches and booster club members have been selling raffle tickets for a chance at cash prizes. During the game, 50/50 tickets and raffle tickets will be sold.

Visiting Triad will join the Lady Kahoks in wearing pink warm-up shirts, pink socks and pink shoestrings in a show of support. Local cancer survivors will also be introduced to the crowd.

Anyone who wants a raffle ticket prior to the game can contact a Lady Kahok basketball player or coach.

The junior varsity game tips Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fletcher Gym. The varsity game will begin about 3:30 p.m.

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