The Oregon Ducks are notorious for wearing crazy uniform combinations and adding wild flashes of color to their jerseys. And they're doing it again — but this time it's for a great cause.
When the Ducks take the field against the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, they'll be wearing pink helmets in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's something football programs, both pro and college, across the country recognize every year by wearing pink armbands, towels, and hats. But the Ducks are taking things a step further than other teams by wearing pink on their headgear.
According to Oregon's website, "the pink helmets worn by the Ducks pay tribute to those who have been affected by women's cancers" and "are designed to raise awareness and funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund as the team stands united in their support to help find a cure for women’s cancers." The Kay Yow Cancer Fund honors former North Carolina State University women's basketball coach Kay Yow.
The team will also wear pink gloves, socks, and cleats, but the pink helmets will definitely be the boldest statement of support for this cause. Here's a closer look at the helmet and the rest of the Ducks' special Saturday uniform:
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