Fans and players "pink out" at Onalaska-Aquinas game

Published On: Jan 31 2013 11:55:50 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 01 2013 10:09:43 AM CST
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

Nearly 5,000 people spent Thursday night at the La Crosse Center watching some of our local rising basketball stars. And in the crowd, you was a good amount of pink.

It was part of an organized 'pink-out' encouraging everyone to wear pink in support of families and friends affected by cancer.

It's the fourth year the Onalaska boys golf team has collected money through a 50-50 raffle to support the Midwest Athletics Against Childhood Cancer fund. "It's really just our way of showing support and getting the word out that there's a lot of people in our community affected by cancer and a lot of children who are affected by it," said Onalaska's Assistant Golf Coach Scott Skogen.

They collected a record $1029 in the raffle this year. Additionally, 10% of all proceeds are supporting breast cancer research.