On Friday night at Lazier Field, the color pink stood out against the usual orange and blue.
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, members of the football team and their fans wore pink armbands, pink shoes and even put pink under their eyes for the Wildkits' game against Waukegan.
Called "Pink Out," the event was sponsored in part by North Shore University HealthSystem, which handed out 2,000 pink towels to fans and athletes. Athletic director Chris Livatino said the "pink out" was the athletic department's idea.
"It's just one of those diseases that invades everybody's lives," he said.
Before the game, Livatino brought high school librarian Nancy Figel onto the field for some recognition. Figel, who wore bright pink from head to toe, is currently battling breast cancer.
Just before kickoff, ETHS alum Ernest Paul Jones (class of 1970) sang the national anthem, as the names of people from the area who had been affected by cancer flashed across the scoreboard. Among those names was that of longtime high school basketball coach Bob Bost, who passed away from cancer last year.