Pink Out basketball game honors cancer survivors


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Coach Jozette jenkins, who battled cancer during much of last year’s basketball season, receives pink flowers and plenty of hugs from her team.

The Bison teams faced rivals Leon Cougars at Friday night’s basketball games. It was also the annual Pink Out Game.

Before the girls varsity game began, a few community members who have survived breast cancer were honored, including Lady Bison head coach Jozette Jenkins. The players were a big part of Coach Jenkin’s journey, therefore it was a special occasion for them as well.

“We just wanted to show our love and support for everyone, and bring awareness into the community,” senior Allison Grissett said. “We’re so proud of Coach Jenkins because of how far she has come and all the obstacles she faced to get to where she is now. She’s one of the strongest women I know.”

The Lady Bison are all proud of their coach, but, especially Coach Jenkins daughter.

“I thought it was a great idea to honor my mother with flowers before the pink out game,” player and daughter of the coach Jordan Jenkins said. “The flowers were just a small token of love to show our appreciation for the battle she fought for us. She’s fought to beat cancer and now it’s our turn to fight for her on the court.”