Football Season Finale Dedicated to Cancer Awareness

2013-10-14 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations - Matthew E. Killebrew, Director; (662) 621-4157 - mkillebrew@coahomacc.eduBookmark and Share


Rodrick Mckee


Coahoma Community College will be playing host to Holmes Community College during its final game of the regular season Oct. 24, but it will also honoring another special group of football fans as well – cancer survivors, those currently battling cancer or those who know someone special that has lost a fight against cancer.

Injured Tigers Quarterback Rodrick Mckee is orchestrating the special evening of awareness and remembrance. His great aunt fought a losing battle with Breast Cancer, and while on the field, the QB would wear a special pink “eye black” adorned with her initials. Now forced to the sidelines after breaking his collarbone during CCC’s second game of the season, the Coahoma signal caller wanted to find another way to remember his aunt, and also do something special for the family members of the fallen and those currently fighting the good fight.

“If we are able to reach just one person, to just let one person know that we care and that we are thinking about them and support them, it was well worth it,” said McKee. “I know right now I am miserable (with a broken collarbone) and I can’t imagine the pain that those battling cancer must be feeling.”

With some help from partner Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, McKee and the Coahoma Student Government Association along with the Coahoma Male Initiative will be having a moment of remembrance and prayer during halftime and releasing pink balloons in honor of all of those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

CCC would also like to extend a special invitation to cancer survivors and their families to join us during the season’s final game as our special guest. Your admission will be free and you will be given a special ribbon and escorted to special section to watch the game.

Those attending the game will also be given the opportunity to donate an extra dollar with their admission that will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Coahoma’s cosmetology students will also be on hand to paint “pink” fingernails for no charge during the game. Only asking that a donation be given to the fundraising effort.

Football spectators will also be asked to wear pink to show their support.

The Oct. 24 game is scheduled to kickoff at 6:30 p.m., and anyone who is interested in participating and being our special guest during this night of awareness should contact the CCC Office of Public Relations at (662) 621-4157 or by email at mkillebrew@coahomacc.edu.