MADISON, Ala. - There will be a little more pink on the football field Friday night at the Bob Jones game, as players don the color to show support for breast cancer awareness month.
"Tomorrow's game will be breast cancer awareness night for us. A lot of our players and coaches will wear pink socks, pink wristbands etc. to try to raise awareness for breast cancer," said Patriots Head Coach Kevin Rose.
Statistics show 1 in 8 American women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. It's a staggering statistic that unfortunately is bound to affect somebody you know.
"We actually have a former Bob Jones patriot that has a mother in serious condition with breast cancer and a current player that has a mother with breast cancer," said Rose.
"Former teammates, current teammates, family members, fans..people struggle with this, it's a real thing, it's a real problem, we want people to know about it," said Patriots Quarterback Brady Polson.
Wearing pink for a cause that affects so many is a simple way the Patriots say they can show the community that supports them, they also have their backs.
"We've been supported by the community through a lot of stuff; fans every game, teammates on and off the field. So [we're doing this] to bring our community closer together" said Patriots Runningback Brad Anderson.
Anderson says at the very least he hopes his touch of pink on the field will inspire someone to get what could be a life-saving mammogram."
"Bringing awareness to people who may not know they have it and need to get checked out," said Anderson.
The patriots will take on the Buckhorn Bucks tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at home.