They may be crosstown rivals, but this Friday, Grayslake Central and Grayslake North will set their rivalry aside and come together to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Chris Kubic, public service practicum (PSP) coordinator at Grayslake North, said students at both high schools are planning a "Pink-Out" ceremony that will be held between the sophomore and varsity football games Oct. 11. Central and North will face each other on the field that night. The game will take place at Grayslake North.
Kubic said members of the Grayslake community who have been touched by breast cancer are being invited to participate in a brief commemoration after the Senior Night ceremony.
All participants will gather at 6 p.m. by the south end zone for final details. Then, the "participants will form a gauntlet through which the North team will enter the field and will then assemble in a line on the sideline closest to the home stands," said Kubic.
As the teams warm up, the Central and North PSP students will read a statement to honor those in the Grayslake community who have been touched by breast cancer.
"We hope to have an impressive number of participants," said Kubic. Everyone should wear pink, he added.