Some people say that pink is a color for girls. Others argue that real men wear pink.
Football players ring in on the debate every October by sporting pink gloves, socks, wrist bands, ankle tape and more gear to help support breast cancer awareness.
Where did this pink trend come from? In 2009, the NFL began its “A Crucial Catch” Campaign to raise money for the American Cancer Society, donating 100% of net proceeds from sales of pink products to the organization. Manufacturers soon jumped on board, donating portions of their sales to a variety of charities.
The momentum built quickly. Soon every level of football was infused with a shot of pink in one of the season’s most important months. October is not the time when championships are won, but it is when contenders emerge and the elite teams begin to separate themselves from the pack. And while those teams – from Pop Warner to high school to the NFL – begin to build a winning resume, they now do so in pink gear.
If you want to look like the pros, we’re here to help with a wide selection of pink football equipment to add a splash of color to your game.
Some will show their support more loudly than others. So if you want a pink skull cap to wear underneath your helmet or you want an entire fresh set of pink accessories, we’ve got what you need.
Support the cause and go pink this October at Sports Unlimited.