We’re a few days into October, and many football and other sports teams across the country are partnering with various organizations to raise awareness for breast cancer. And once again, the Georgia Bulldogs are no different.
While the football team partnered with local charity Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer (BBBC) over the summer for their annual golf tournament, UGA’s hockey team, fans, and students are stepping up this month to continue to support the work this organization is doing by providing women with free mammograms, buying new equipment for St. Mary’s Hospital, and educating women on the importance of early detection.
UGA Hockey is leading the way this month with the first BBBC events on October 14th and 15th. For the third year, UGA Hockey is hosting “Pink in the Rink” during their games against Clemson and Georgia Tech, respectively.
On both nights, the entire team will wear custom Breast Cancer Awareness jerseys which will be auctioned off after the Tech game with all of the proceeds going to the BBBC.
Then on October 16th, when Georgia football plays Kentucky, the students are getting involved.
The UGA Paint Line and Spike Squad will again partner with the BBBC to Paint Sanford Pink for their third time after taking last year off due to Covid. The UGA Paint Line will be painted in all pink, and the Spike Squad will be wearing pink shoulder pads that will be auctioned off later after the game.
While this is a student-led event, fans are more than welcome to participate and wear pink along with the Paint Line and Spike Squad.
Georgia fans can also get involved through the Girls with Guitars concert in Atlanta and the October Point Pledge. On October 24th, 94.9 The Bull is hosting Maddie & Tae for the Girls with Guitars concert at City Winery and has chosen the Athens BBBC to be their premier charity for the event.
Fans can also choose to support the BBBC by pledging any dollar amount per UGA point scored in their football games against Kentucky and Florida, and even Auburn if the supporter chooses. Many fans have already begun making contributions to the October Point Pledge, but there’s always room for more.
With plenty of ways to get involved, October is the perfect time to join UGA and the BBBC in their fight against breast cancer.