The tenth annual Pink and White Game was played to a sold-out crowd on April 28. The event raised $27,000 for the Norton Cancer Institute Breast Health Program. Over $222,000 for breast cancer programs has been raised since the game’s inception in 2008. Students from Assumption High School, Sacred Heart Academy, St. Xavier High School, and Trinity High School escorted survivors onto the field and presented them with a pink rose in a pregame ceremony. Balloons were also released in honor of those who passed away. Assumption won the exciting 2017 flag football game 32-28.
It’s the largest girls sporting event each spring and it sprang from an Assumption senior dream nine years ago. The annual Pink & White Game is a flag football match between Assumption and Sacred Heart to raise money in support of the Norton Cancer Center Breast Health Program. The 2016 event raised $25,000 bringing the total amount since inception to over $195,000. With thousands of pink and white clad students in the stands, St. Xavier and Trinity students star in a halftime show performing a rehearsed dance routine on the field keeping the mood light and full of fun. The Assumption Rockets won the 2016 flag football game with a final score of 14-7. Pink & White unites four Catholic high schools for a winning cause – fighting breast cancer.