Imperial FFA President Kayla Schilke, left, and parliamentarian Macy Coleman were busy in the ag room at Chase County Schools Monday, making signs and gathering T-shirts for the annual Pink-Out activities this week. Coleman is wearing this year’s Pink-Out shirt, and the quilt Schilke is holding will be raffled as a fund-raiser, too. (Johnson Publications photo)

Annual Pink-Out games include knock-out contests, quilt raffle

This Thursday, the Imperial and Perkins County FFA chapters will partner up to raise money toward a cure for cancer.
    Two towns with one cause will be “fighting for the cure” at the annual event, which includes a knock-out competition at halftimes of the girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball games between Chase County Longhorns and Perkins County in Grant.
    The girls’ and boys’ junior varsity games will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by the varsity games.
    The grade 2-5 knock-out competition will take place at halftime of the the girls’ game, while the grade 6-8 and 9th grade to adult contests are set for halftime of the boys’ game.
    There is a fee of $2 per participant. The proceeds will be split between the two FFA chapters to be donated to their respective hospitals.
    There will be prizes for first, second and third place in all three contest age groups.
    FFA Co-Advisor Jeremy Vlasin said local businesses donated money towards the cost of Pink-Out T-shirts. Any remaining donation money will be donated to the Chase County Hospital Cancer Fund along with the proceeds from local T-shirt sales.
    T-shirts can be purchased from any FFA member for $12, or contact Vlasin or Jason Speck at 308-882-4304.
    “Unlike last year, people will have to reach out to get a T-shirt because there were no home games to purchase them from,” said Vlasin.
    The T-shirts can be purchased at Thursday’s games in Grant, he added.
    People attending the games in Grant will also have the chance to purchase raffle tickets for a quilt, which has  pieces of the previous Pink-Out T-shirts sewn into it.
    Vlasin said more information can be obtained on the Imperial FFA Facebook page.

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