Brookfield Central and Brookfield East football teams are using their rivalry in a unique way, coming together to raise awareness of childhood cancer during National Childhood Cancer Month.
The two teams are scheduled to play each other at Brookfield
Central High School on Friday, according to a press release from Brookfield Central High School. Students will wear gold shirts with the
motto "Two schools – one cause" to bring about a "gold-out" in which the
student section of both sides of the field will be colored predominantly in
More from the press release:
The gold out is to honor Paxton Bowe Andrews, the infant son of Central teacher Dana Bowe who lost a battle to cancer in 2012. The event is being organized by the Brookfield Central Key Club, Student Council and K’Nex Club along with the Brookfield East Student Council.
“It is one small thing we can do to honor Paxton Bowe Andrews and the other children connected to Central who have lost this devastating battle” stated Nita Hodgson, BCHS staff member who had the idea to have a gold-out at the East-Central rivalry game.
T-shirts will be sold at each school during the week and at the gate before the game.