The month of October commemorates the survivors and patients
afflicted with breast cancer, and it’s a tradition for sports team to show
their support! Wearing pink during this time not only shows that you’re aware
as an athlete, but also that you are playing an active role in the fight
against this deadly disease! Since October falls smack dab in the middle of
football season, players usually add some pink flair to their gear in the form
of pink helmets, socks, or jerseys. But, as cheerleaders, it’s easy to kick
that color scheme up a notch on the sidelines! By adding pink to your uniform,
you encourage the fans in the stands to do the same. Why not have a pink-themed
Friday Night Lights for a home game? That way, everyone gets involved! Whatever
your squad decides to do, one thing is for certain: you’re going to have to
coordinate some pink cheer gear into the mix. Plus, most cheer retailers donate
a percentage of what you buy to breast cancer charities! Here are some ideas to
think pink this October.
Pink poms. Lend a
helping hand to raise breast cancer awareness by literally putting it in your
palms–pink poms, that is! For schools with colors that don’t really cater to
pink, poms are a great way to add in awareness without disrupting your
uniform’s flow. And, a lot of in-stock cheer retailers make all kinds of pink
poms, knowing that it is a great option for October! Anything metallic and
glittery will capture your audience’s attention during both day and night
Chassé® Crystal Holographic Pom
Knee-high pink cheer
socks. Hey, if the football team is doing it, why not match?? With all the
kicks, tucks, and tumbles that your team does down the sidelines, knee-high
socks will catch the crowd’s eyes as you cheer your heart out.
Chassé Cheer for the Cause® Knee-High Sock
Pink hair bows. This
one is another simple and affordable way for incorporating pink onto your team.
Jumbo performance hair bows are the staple of any cheer squad, and there’s
always a pink color option for every style. Whether you opt for sequins, patterns,
glitter, or rhinestones, there’s a pink bow out there for your team! And, if
you really want to promote pink pride, brands like Chassé offer Cheer for the
Cause products that have pink ribbons on them, like this bow:
Chassé Cheer for the Cause Hair Bow
Pink warmups. In
case pink really clashes with your school colors, rock pink as a pre and
post-game effort through pink warmups! October is right around the time the
weather dips into cooler temperatures anyway, so warmups with pink stripes or
sections will not only show awareness for breast cancer in October, but keep
your cheerleaders warm all through the winter.
Chassé Performance® Metallic VIP Jacket
Cheer shoes are conveniently white, so wearing laces with color will really
pop! For teams on a shoestring budget, pink shoelaces is the most inexpensive
way to show support in October, not to mention an easy solution to add pink to
any coed squad!
Chassé Pink and Silver Shoelaces
Like we said before, October is when temperatures drop and weather happens.
Although cheering in the rain at a game is never fun, you can make it better
with breast cancer awareness-themed products, like this Cheer for the Cause rain
Chassé Cheer for the Cause Rain Poncho
What’s your favorite
cheer gear that you wear to think pink? Tell us in the comments how you
incorporate the color onto your team!