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Creighton hosts Butler in annual Pink Out game

Posted at 11:04 PM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 00:04:49-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Creighton men's basketball team hosts Butler on Friday night in the annual Pink Out game. The Jays will wear pink warmups & jerseys that have been auctioned off with the proceeds going to the fight against cancer. CU has already raised over $200,000 in the eight year history of the event.

"Raising over a couple hundred thousand dollars is great," said head coach Greg McDermott. "But it's the email I get from a young lady that went and got a mammogram because of the message of the Pink Out and they found a small lump. They were able to get it taken care of before it became anything major. That's really what this is all about."

The first 16,000 fans will receive a free pink t-shirt. Tip time from the CHI Health Center is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday.