For the second year in a row, the Oregon Ducks will wear hot pink accented helmets and uniforms in order to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The charity is devoted to fighting breast cancer and named after former NC State women’s basketball coach Kay Yow.
When the Ducks play host to Arizona on Thursday night, they’ll be outfitted in black uniforms and helmets that feature pink numbers and decals, as well as pink cleats and gloves. Last season, after a 62-28 defeat of Washington State, the Ducks auctioned off their pink helmets and accessories, raising more than $200,000 for the fund.
“Cancer has affected so many lives and we are honored to again partner with Nike and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to create awareness in the united fight against all cancers,” Oregon football head coach Mark Helfrich said in the statement released by Nike.
Oregon hinted at the special uniforms earlier this week, when it was mentioned that the team was breaking in new pink cleats at practice. I noticed that the Ducks were also selling replicas of the uniform of the yet-to-be unveiled uniform at the team shop, giving a sneak peak of what was to come.
— Heidi Burgett (@heidiburgett) September 30, 2014
— Nike Football (@usnikefootball) September 30, 2014