Purple Out Bowl raising money for cancer cure

Eddie G. Robinson Stadium will be painted purple on Sept. 25.

Well, not really.

It’s the Lincoln Parish Purple Out Bowl Game, a game being billed as “Two Towns, Two Teams, One Cause – Find a Cure” between the Grambling High School Kittens and Ruston’s Cedar Creek Cougars.

The Purple Out game is being sponsored by Grambling and American Cancer Society Relay for Life-Lincoln Parish. Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity is leading the campus campaign.

The fundraiser celebrates cancer survivors, honors those who continue to fight and remembers those who have died. Donations are being raised through the sale of game tickets, T-shirts, balloons, and luminaria bags, lanterns and torches. Prices range from $5 to $50.

The game will begin with a cancer survivor doing the coin toss and kick-off at 7 p.m. There will be a balloon release during halftime, and the luminaria ceremony will take place immediately after the game.

The fundraising effort is a competition between Grambling High and Cedar Creek, with certificates awarded to teachers and students who raise at least $25 and awards for those who raise more. The homeroom that raises the most money will receive a pizza party.

Today is the deadline.

For more information, call Arseneaux Robinson, president of GSU’s Alpha Phi Omega chapter, at 412-901-7806.