DANVILLE, Ky. – This week Centre Athletics will be holding its third annual Gold Out Week to raise money for the Kids' Cancer Alliance, culminating with the Centre football game vs. Hendrix on Sept. 16.
The Gold Out tradition at Centre began in 2015, when the Colonels sold 500 gold t-shirts at Centre's football game against Washington University, with the proceeds going to the St. Baldrick's Foundation for childhood cancer research. Through the help of Christina Conley, wife of Centre defensive coordinator Carter Conley, nine young people affected by pediatric cancer and their families were welcomed to Centre as guests of honor, with each honoree's name going on the helmet of the game captains.
In 2016, the Gold Out game expanded to the entire week, with six different home events representing five different sports. During the inaugural Gold Out Week, Centre Athletics sold 750 t-shirts to raise money for both the Kids' Cancer Alliance and Camp Horsin' Around. Sandollar Limousine brought a gold stretch hummer limousine to campus and Centre's young guests of honor were given a campus tour in the vehicle. In addition, an autographed football helmet was auctioned off for over $500. In total, Centre was able to raise over $2,000 for the charities.
This week, Centre will once again be selling gold t-shirts to benefit the Kids' Cancer Alliance, both at the Centre women's soccer game vs. Denison as well as the Centre football game vs. Hendrix. T-shirts will be sold at both Amend Field and Farris Stadium, $5 for students, faculty and staff and $10 for general admission. There will be a raffle at the football game for assorted Centre Athletics gear, and there will also be another silent auction for an autographed football helmet.
The Centre women's soccer game vs. Denison will take place at 1 PM at Amend Field, with the Centre football game vs. Hendrix kicking off at 1:30.