Bryan Graham knew Triton Central’s annual “Pink Out” game would surpass the $200,000 mark in its 14th year.
The compassion of the night continues to grow, though, despite the novelty of it long gone.
The 2022 Pink Out game on Jan. 21 collected an event record $25,732.75 that will be donated to the Indiana Women In Need (IWIN) foundation to be dispersed locally to families battling breast cancer.
“I want to start by saying a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ for all the help and support that the Triton Central school district and community provides for this wonderful event,” said Graham, TC’s athletic director and girls basketball coach, in an email announcement. “We have people showing up at school first thing in the morning on game day to help make this activity happen. This event shows just how caring and giving our community really is and how we embrace tough situations and turn them into positive experiences.”
For coverage of the 2022 event, go to https://shelbycountypost.com/local-news/615704
What started as a goal to raise $1,000 nearly a decade-and-a-half ago now is a much-anticipated late-January event in Fairland. In 14 years, Triton Central has now donated over $205,000 to help fight breast cancer.
“The LTB players, staff and family members are both very grateful and thankful to all of you for making this annual evening such an exciting experience both on, and even more importantly, off the court,” said Graham. “The work we accomplish with this event truly does affect the ladies we recognize (hundreds of survivors throughout the years) in ways that most of us will never understand.”