EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon Ducks will take the field Saturday wearing new uniforms to help raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
The Ducks will storm Autzen against the Washington State Cougars decked out in pink cleats, socks, gloves, and helmets all courtesy of Nike. To make the pink pop, the ducks will be wearing all black Nike Pro Combat uniforms.
The uniforms are designed to raise awareness and money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, which was founded by former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach Kay Yow who died from breast cancer in 2009.
“Cancer has touched so many lives and hopefully, together with Nike and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, we can help create awareness and help raise money for the fight against women’s cancers,” said Oregon Football Head Coach Mark Helfrich in a press release. “It is an honor to join Coach Yow’s team in a fight that unites us all.”
The University will auction a limited number of the Ducks’ pink helmets with all the money going to the Kay Yow fund. Five helmets will be released each day starting Saturday including versions autographed by Helfrich, Nike co-founder Phil Knight, as well as, from Oregon legends Dan Fouts, Joey Harrington, and Ahmad Rashad.
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