TCU Declares Black Out Against K-State, Cancer
Nov. 6, 2012
The TCU Athletics Department is encouraging the Horned Frogs faithful to wear black to the football game this Saturday at 6 p.m. in a nationally televised game against No. 2 Kansas State.
The game is also the 8th annual Frogs for the Cure game, raising awareness, providing education and generating funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer. Frogs for the Cure chairperson Ann Louden, leads a committee of more than 100 students,faculty, staff, community leaders and breast cancer survivors who plan year round efforts to support breast cancer research and services.
Since its inception in 2005, Frogs for the Cure has raised more than $150,000 for the Greater Fort Worth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Events include the filming of a music video with TCU and American Idol alum Tim Halperin who wrote the breast cancer tribute song "Cross That Line." The song is Tim's second original breast cancer tribute song and has been embraced by survivors for its encouraging message of hope and determination. TCU freshman and cancer survivor Hunter Weaver from Sun Valley, Idaho, is featured as a runner in the video seeking to cross his personal finish line.
This year's official Frogs for the Cure t-shirts are black with a pink ribbon and the "Cross That Line" slogan and are available at the TCU Barnes & Noble bookstore, as well as at the TCU Team Shop at Saturday's game. Posters have been distributed on campus and throughout Fort Worth in support of the game with the slogan "Black Out Cancer." Fans may also buy officially licensed black TCU apparel for Saturday online at GoFrogs.com or at Fort Worth area retailers and at the game.
In addition to the black out, TCU Athletics will also be providing 5,000 rally towels to TCU students, and GrandMarc will provide "spirit sleeves" to the first 500 TCU students entering Amon G. Carter Stadium.
A limited number of reserved seats remain on sale, as well as standing room only tickets. Fans unable to attend Saturday's contest can watch live nationally on FOX.