Bethune-Cookman University football has always been synonymous with having an impeccable fashion sense. From the days of former head coach Alvin “Shine” Wyatt strolling the sidelines in his leisure suits accented by his alligator boots, to current head coach Brian Jenkins and his Rutgers University inspired plethora of variations of Wildcat uniforms, B-CU has been an innovator in Football Championship Subdivision when it comes to on the field apparel. That’s why it comes as no surprise that for Saturday’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest versus league member Norfolk State, the Wildcats will make yet another bold fashion statement.
Joining the nation and the Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation in spreading the message about breast cancer awareness, the Wildcats will don a limited edition pink Bethune-Cookman football helmet to show their support of the important cause. In addition to wearing the helmets during the game billed as the 2nd annual Biker’s Classic, Jenkins and his team will host an auction for a helmet through BCUathletics.com, as well as at the stadium throughout the first half of the game. Bids for the helmet will begin today at 9 a.m. In addition, donations will be collected throughout Saturday’s game from fans in attendance.
“Wearing pink and supporting such a good cause like breast cancer awareness keeps everyone alert, and the NCAA is doing a great job of awareness with so many teams accepting the challenge and wearing pink in some fashion,” said Jenkins.
The Wildcats football team will also wear pink towels and wristbands during the game to accent their helmets. All proceeds from the auction and donations will go towards supporting breast cancer awareness and research. At the request of Jenkins, breast cancer survivors will lead this week’s Legacy Walk while B-CU football players and coaching staff will wear pink ribbons on their suit jackets as they enter the stadium to commemorate breast cancer awareness. While October has essentially become synonymous with breast cancer awareness, Jenkins would like to see the initiative taken a step further.
“The one thing I want to see is that this type of awareness doesn’t happen just one month a year. I’d like it to be a thing where we show support seven days a week, 12 months a year.”
The Wildcats will kick off their Biker’s Classic Saturday against Norfolk State at Municipal Stadium at 4PM.