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Roosevelt Football Team Going Pink to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness

Silent auction of special football jerseys will take place during Friday's game against Southgate.

Football fans will be able to take home a special memento from Friday's home game against Southgate -- the jerseys right off the backs of the players.

The Roosevelt High School varsity football team is holding a silent auction fundraiser in conjunction with October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The players will wear specially designed pink jerseys during the game. And then afterward, the jerseys will be auctioned off for charity.

Photos of the jerseys will be viewable from 6:20 to 6:40 p.m. on the field before the start of the game, head coach Ron Adams said.

“It will include a group shot and individual shots of the player and sponsor for each jersey,” Adams said. “The silent auction is for the ownership of the jerseys.”

The auction begins at kickoff and ends 15 minutes after the game is over. The highest bidder at that time will be able to purchase the jersey they bid on.

Bidders must register for the auction at the gym doors.

Jeremy Sladovnik, owner of Joe's Hamburgers, organized the event, which is part of Wyandotte's Paint the Town Pink. Paint the Town Pink is a joint effort of downtown business owners, who have formed the “Tatas Task Force” to host several events promoting breast cancer awareness. 

For more information, check out the full list of activities planned throughout October.

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