Cougars change uniforms for a good cause

On Thursday, the UH softball team is adding a new purpose to its game.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, UH will host the seventh annual Striking Out Breast Cancer Game against Purdue. Not only does this game bring in the largest home crowd, but all proceeds benefit the fight for breast cancer through the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

“This game is something we started after we were recruiting a former student athlete whose mother had the disease,” said head coach Kyla Holas. “We wanted to do something to honor her. Now this keeps growing and growing, and it has turned into the big event it is today.”

To show its support on the field, the team will wear pink jerseys and helmets that will be auctioned off to help raise money. Along with the jerseys and helmets, there will be a Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Elvin Hayes autographed ball and a track spike autographed by Carl Lewis.

“This is a great way to recognize the important women and survivors in our lives and to show our girls that softball can be, and is, a lot more than wins and losses,” Holas said.

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