October 29, 2013
The Eastern Eagles are typically associated with green and white, but earlier this month it was pink that became a noticeable color for the Big Bend Youth Football League Eastern Eagles. Both the third and fourth grade team and the fifth and sixth grade team took part in a balloon launch between the teams games on Oct. 12. One banner signed by team members read, “Eagles are supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken, and never ever giving up hope.” This is the second year the football players and cheerleaders from the Eastern BBYFL teams have taken part in the balloon launch in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The team will continue to show support and awareness for breast cancer by wearing pink ribbons on their helmets, pink socks and pink shoestrings.