Farmington soccer players, fans and coaches wore pink at Friday's junior varsity and varsity games against Southington at Tunxis Mead.
The total amount raised at the Pink Out hasn't been announced yet. Mark Legowski, who runs Just-B Cancer Free Foundation, the Farmington benefitting local cancer non-profit, informed the crowd before the varsity game that the efforts will fund the return of the mobile mammography van in the spring.
"Please give as generously as you can because early detection is vital, vital, vital," he said.
Last year, the soccer teams' Pink Out brought the van to town and provided mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women. The organization stressed the importance of this for early detection of breast cancer.
Before the varsity game, JV players were lined up with pink pumpkin buckets to collect donations from drivers coming into the park in lieu of admission. While $5 was the suggested donation, many people were dropping twenties into the bins. Parents also walked around with pink buckets during the game for people to donate to and the teams sold pink merchandise.
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