Lacrosse Tournament Goes Pink

Frisco league to benefit Komen Foundation

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    by Bruce Felps

    A weekend lacrosse tournament goes pink to help medical researchers go find a cure for breast cancer.

    The second annual Pink Out, hosted by the Frisco Lacrosse Association, takes to the fields from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 2, at Warren Sports Complex. More than 60 teams from across North Texas pull on the pinks, as in uniforms and accessories, in solidarity with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

    According to the official announcement, “Team Lax [one of the competing lacrosse squads, I guess] will be selling official Pink Out Day tournament shirts, socks, and shorts at the event” so fans can dress the part.

    Spectators can get more into the action by buying pink balloons for $1, inscribing them with a personal message to honor a family member or friend diagnosed with breast cancer, and releasing said balloons to the heavens at the ends of the games.

    Nice gesture, but those balloons gotta come down somewhere and then they become litter.

    OK, that's quibbling. It's respectfully symbolic. But if everybody’s wearing pink how will players recognize their teammates?

    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Having had a couple of loved ones dodge the breast cancer bullet after favorable biopsies, he knows it’s no joking matter.

    The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of NBC, NBC 5, NBCDFW.com or its employees.