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By Alex Kuhn
Sports Editor 

Playing for Hope 'Pink Out' games scheduled


January 19, 2017


Tommi Olson (below, third from right) poses with her Highland Ranch High School team, mother Elsa Olson (middle right), aunt Ranee Gonsalez (middle, left) and other team supporters during a Pink Out game on Jan 7. "Tommi proudly represented her family's foundation and aunt, by sharing her aunt's cancer journey with her team as well as informing them of the foundation and our mission," said Playing for Hope co-manager Rosa Gonsalez.

WORLAND - The Playing for Hope foundation has scheduled "Pink Out" events during high school winters sports season.

As of now the Greybull vs. Riverside game on Jan. 28, Cody vs. Star Valley on Feb. 3, Thermopoils vs. Worland on Feb. 9 and Worland vs. Rawlins on Feb. 10 have been scheduled as Pink Out games.

The Play for Hope is a 501 (c) (3) charity that uses Pink Outs as a fundraising opportunity to provide assistance to those diagnosed with cancer as they battle the disease.

On January 7, Playing for Hope held their first Pink Out of the new year at Highland Ranch High School in Highland Ranch, Colo. Playing for Hope co-manager Rosa Gonsalez's niece, Tommi Olson, plays on the HRHS girls varsity basketball team and the foundation raised over $1,000 during the game.

The charity will look to add more Pink Outs and is still accepting sponsorship to place on warmup T-shirts.

"We are still accepting sponsorships for Pink Out game T-shirts," said Gonsalez. "Businesses can donate any set amount and have their logo placed on the back of the athletes T-shirts that they will wear during warm up."

The annual Playing for Hope youth basketball tournament is scheduled for Jan. 27-29 at the Worland Community Center Complex and Worland High School with team spots still available.

"We are also looking for other donations for the youth tournament as well. Without the support of our community and state we would not be able to help those currently battling cancer. If you or a loved one is in this situation please contact us for an application," said Gonsalez."

Those interested in registering for the youth basketball tournament or needing an application contact Rosa Gonsalez at for further information. 


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