The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


October 25, 2013

H.S. football: Is pink the new green?


Mount Carmel band members will wear pink ribbons on their uniforms and cheerleaders will wear pink attire and use pink pom poms during their routines.

In addition -- and how dare they? -- the Red Tornadoes football players will wear pink wrist bands in support of those who have been afflicted by the disease or recognition of the efforts to find a cure.

The junior varsity cheerleaders will collect donations before and during the game, with the money donated to charities supporting breast cancer awareness.

And all fans are encouraged to support their team, either team, by wearing pink.

Let's hope these activities tonight do not demean the integrity of the game.

n And there's more

Before the game, which kicks off at 7, the Mount Carmel band will hold its annual Senior Recognition Night for graduating members and their parents. Along with their parents, 20 seniors will be recognized for their participation in and service to the band.

Attending the game will be David Tice, Grand Worthy President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Tice, who lives in Two Rivers, Wisc., is traveling the country promoting the many charities that the FOE sponsors and the community work that FOE aeries do throughout the country.

In honor of the work that is being done to combat all forms of cancer, Tice will conduct the flag-raising ceremony during the performance of the National Anthem.

n Another team honored

In keeping with its ongoing theme of paying tribute to its past, Mount Carmel will introduce members of its 1973 team which went undefeated and won the then prestigious Eastern Conference championship.

After the game, fans are invited to the Mount Carmel Area Eagles to meet the team.

Enjoy the game and, if you agree with this effort, please donate what you can.

n Sports editor Harold Raker covers high school football for The Daily Item. Email comments to

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