Always on the cutting edge of sports fashion, the No. 2 Oregon Ducks ( 6-0 / 3-0 ) will take that to a new level on Saturday against Washington State ( 4-3 / 2-2 ) when the Cougars visit Autzen Stadium.
To honor ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’, the Ducks will wear black uniforms with pink helmets, along with pink gloves, socks and shoes.
This will be the first time in school history, the University of Oregon football program has chosen such a unique uniform combination to support the cause of breast cancer.
In addition to wearing the unique uniforms on the field, the university and football program is also planning to raise money after Saturday’s game.
Some of the Nike helmets will be auctioned off after the game, with all proceeds going to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, which honors the former North Carolina State women’s basketball coach who died of breast cancer in 2009.
“Cancer has touched so many lives and hopefully, together with Nike and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, we can help create awareness and help raise money for the fight against women’s cancers” said Oregon Football Head Coach Mark Helfrich.
“It is an honor to join Coach Yow’s team in a fight that unites us all.”
The team will also auction off helmets signed by famous Oregon alums such as Ahmad Rashad, Joey Harrington, Dan Fouts and Nike founder Phil Knight.
For more information, or to bid on the pink helmets, go to; http://kayyow.com/ducks/