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Staples Football Lines Up To Tackle Cancer

WESTPORT, Conn. – To help raise breast cancer awareness, the Staples High School varsity football team is going pink. But don't worry — the Wreckers aren't trading in their blue and white uniforms for pink ones — just the gloves.

During the team's first home game Saturday, players will don specially made pink gloves. Hoping to generate more awareness by creating a "Pink Out," the team urges attendees to wear pink, too.

To raise more than just awareness, pink T-shirts, hats and rally towels will be sold at the game and during lunch periods at the high school this week. Cheerleaders will also hold a bake sale during the game.

All proceeds of the fundraisers will be donated to Pink Aid , a nonprofit group that finances breast cancer support services for local women in need. The Mitchell family of Westport founded the organization. This year's recipients of Pink Aid grants are the Norwalk Hospital Smilow Family Breast Health Center and St. Vincent's Swim Across the Sound.

The Wreckers take on Danbury at 2 p.m. at Wreckers field. For more information about the fundraiser, contact Tammy Zelkowitz at tszelk@aol.com .

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