PERFECT FIT

PERFECT FIT — Obion County Central football players (from left) Josh Gomez, Bobby Kehoe and Hagan Payne were fitted for special jerseys to be worn Friday night at the Rebels’ Obion County Farm Bureau Insurance-sponsored “Pink Out” game against defending Class 1A state champion Dresden. The three OC players have been directly affected by breast cancer with close family members stricken. In the past four years, “Pink Out” games at OCCHS and Union City High School have raised more than $81,000 for the fight against cancer. Funds that come from both area businesses and individuals who co-sponsor the two games and T-shirt sales will be split evenly this year between the ACS at a corporate level for research and aid and the local Hometown Walk of Hope organization. More than 1,000 T-shirts commemorating the occasion and fight against breast cancer have been sold, with that money raised also donated to both the American Cancer Society and the Hometown Walk of Hope. Both survivors and those who lost their battles to breast cancer will be honored and memorialized at halftime with a balloon release at the game. Obion County Farm Bureau Insurance representative Flynn Jowers (middle) and OCCHS head coach Paul Decker (right) were also on hand for Wednesday’s jersey fitting. Donations can still be given at Farm Bureau tents that will be set up Friday night at Troy. Union City will celebrate its “Pink Out Night” in two weeks when the Tornadoes play McKenzie.

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