The Drover women show off their pink uniforms for the February game.


CHICKASHA – Dr. Jeannette Loutsch and USAO’s Colleges Against Cancer decided to raise awareness of cancer and its devastating effects.

In 2011, she took it a step farther and decided to raise enough money to purchase pink uniforms for the Drover basketball women to don each year at the Pink Game. In February of 2011, she achieved that goal.

Last year at the first ever USAO Pink Game, Loutsch announced that the club had just raised enough money for the pink uniforms. On Feb. 11 of this year, the Drover women will play for the first time in their brand new pink uniforms.

“I was delighted to show the USAO home fan constituency the pink uniforms we were able to purchase,” Loutsch said. “The mission of CAC to create the first Pink-Out Against Cancer game was embraced by the fans and the students. It was their hard work and a generous donation from Wayne Hey that allows us to bring the uniforms to the team.”

Now, CAC is raising money to help replenish their funds. Special for the Feb. 11 games, CAC is selling “Hoop for a Cure” Drover basketball shirts for $15. The organization is also selling pom poms, Go Drover bracelets and raffle tickets. During shoot around, each USAO player will wear an identical shirt, signed by the player. At both the women’s and men’s games, CAC will raffle those “Shirts Off the Players’ Back.”

The Drovers will take on Oklahoma Baptist in the second Pink Game, scheduled for 3 and 5 p.m. on Feb. 11. All fans are encouraged to wear a pink shirt to form a united front against cancer.

To order a “Hoop for a Cure” shirt or otherwise donate to the cause, call Loutsch at 574-1325.

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