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    "Pink Games"

    Does anyone else wonder how much money is brought in for breast cancer research with these pink out games?

    Is it truly an awareness thing that all the money is spent on? Or do they actually end up making a lot of money for breast cancer research?

    Just curious if anyone knew more about the details.



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    Re: "Pink Games"

    I don't know, it has to cost a lot to buy all those uniforms.



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    Re: "Pink Games"

    I couldn't tell you about the pink games. But for a bit of reference, I was talking with the head of the Des Moines Livestrong chapter last night. Last spring they did an event with the Iowa Chops where they had special uniforms - similar to today. After the game they auctioned them off and CLEARED over $20K.

    So I imagine there's an expectation that they'll make some money.

    That's presuming they sell the unis.



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    Re: "Pink Games"

    I think Nike cuts them a deal


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    Re: "Pink Games"

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I don't know, it has to cost a lot to buy all those uniforms.
    I thought I heard that Nike gave us the uniforms. We were 1 of 4 teams in the nation wearing them today.



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    Re: "Pink Games"

    Very cool. Especially when you add in all the money spent on pink "3" signs, student T shirts, shoes.. I always wondered if it was actually meant to make money or not.

    Good info about the Chops. Thanks guys


    I really hope that all these pink games in HS, college end up making a lot of money. It sure seems like a lot is spent on wearing pink.



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    Re: "Pink Games"

    I'm fairly confident that Nike donated everything to us. I will add this. We have made nearly $2,000 at each of the events we do at our Division III school. Those events have between 500-700 people at them. Imagine how much could be made with 14,000 fans.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    I'm fairly confident that Nike donated everything to us. I will add this. We have made nearly $2,000 at each of the events we do at our Division III school. Those events have between 500-700 people at them. Imagine how much could be made with 14,000 fans.

    Donations?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Donations?
    Yes. Pass the bucket and what not. I said we "made" which should have been we collected that amount to donate to a charity.



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    Re: "Pink Games"

    Yep, Nike gives the uniforms for free, and everything is auctioned off afterwards I believe, and shouldn't be taxed (or is a write off for somebody) since it's a charitable donation.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Yes. Pass the bucket and what not. I said we "made" which should have been we collected that amount to donate to a charity.

    Very cool! I will be curious to hear how much they made today.



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    Re: "Pink Games"

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    I think Nike cuts them a deal
    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    I thought I heard that Nike gave us the uniforms. We were 1 of 4 teams in the nation wearing them today.

    Nike GIVES us everything, for the entire department, plus a nice check every year. There is NEVER any money going from a school to a shoe company. Some High schools even get this kinda deal.



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    Re: "Pink Games"

    The shoes, uniforms, and warmups were 100% donations from Nike, and will be auctioned off to charity. The Cyclone Alley t-shirts are paid for by Cyclone Alley. The 3-point signs are typically paid for by a local business; today I assume they were paid for by Athletics, since there's no business name on them.

    All the money goes to appropriate charities and research. It's not a conspiracy theory or a money drain.


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    Re: "Pink Games"

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Very cool! I will be curious to hear how much they made today.

    It is also meant to raise further awareness, which in turn drives donations.

    If you have a mother you should support this cause.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    The shoes, uniforms, and warmups were 100% donations from Nike, and will be auctioned off to charity. The Cyclone Alley t-shirts are paid for by Cyclone Alley. The 3-point signs are typically paid for by a local business; today I assume they were paid for by Athletics, since there's no business name on them.

    All the money goes to appropriate charities and research. It's not a conspiracy theory or a money drain.

    I understand that ISU isn't out money. Im just saying for the sake of cancer research, I hope that more money is raised for research than spent on 'pink' things. Thats all.


    I thought the pink uniforms looked pretty sweet today. Especially with everythign that Coach Macs family has been through, it was nice Nike used use ot help promote the cause on National TV.



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