Thursday, April 9, 2015

DeKalb Barons and Garrett Railroaders Pink Out Game raises almost $1,600 for Francine's Friends

DeKalb and Garrett high school boys’ basketball teams faced off at DeKalb High School for the first annual Shoot for the Cure basketball game.  Miss DeKalb County, Megan Smaltz, along with the leadership of the DHS cheerleaders joined forces with the Auburn Tri Kappa chapter and DeKalb Health to Pink Out the entire arena.  Shelley Smaltz, Tri Kappa organizer said “I am so proud of the cheerleaders, basketball teams, students, faculty, and staff support from both schools who have united to bring breast cancer awareness and prevention to DeKalb County!  Their actions have spoken loudly as to how strongly our County feels about putting an end to breast cancer.  Thanks to the generosity of DeKalb Health, both teams, cheerleaders, and fans who put on pink in support of breast cancer awareness.”

T-Shirts printed by Smit-T’s of Auburn were sold at the game for a minimum donation of $10.  All proceeds went to Francine’s Friends mobile mammography to help support screening mammography for all women.

Click here to view photos of the evening on Facebook.

The “Shoot for the Cure” game marked the first of many events scheduled in DeKalb County this spring — culminating on May 21st with the official "Tri Kappa Presents PINK OUT DeKalb 2015" in Auburn. The Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography coach will be at the ACD Automobile Museum providing screening mammography, along with a Health and Wellness Fair at the Community Foundation, shopping with Friends and DABA in downtown Auburn, a cruise-in, and closing ceremonies — all to benefit screening mammography. A pre-event "Zumbathon" will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 6-10 at the Auburn YMCA, with proceeds going to Francine's Friends.

To find out how you can get involved in Pink Out DeKalb County 2015, please contact Natalie Taylor at, visit “Tri-Kappa Auburn” on Facebook or visit