Pinknasium is Back!


Jaiden Flowers and Jonah Chlebus

Hey, Terrors! Our annual Pinknasium game is back this year! This has been a long-standing tradition that varsity girls head coach Dave Shackelford and his wife started. The Pinknasium game helps bring more awareness to breast cancer. This game is always one of most attended games of the season. In past years, the matchup has been Palmer and Doherty, but this year, Palmer will play against Canon City. Both boys and girls games will take place on February 19th. This event is always one of the most anticipated during the winter sports season.

“We felt such an event to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer was very important, and of course near to our hearts,” said Coach Shackelford when being asked about what inspired the event. The game is all about bringing the community together to fight against breast cancer. Every year during the event, funds are raised and donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation which provides information on cancer risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment. The first Pinknasium game was hosted in February of 2006. Sixteen years later, and this event has become one of Palmer’s greatest traditions. The amount of money raised during the yearly events have been huge. Coach Shackelford says that they’ve raised as much as $7,000 annually and that the money “helps to fund life-saving research, treatment, and community health programs.”

With the being said, we encourage everyone to come out and support and make sure to wear pink!

Game Times:

9am: C Boys

10:30am: JV Boys

12pm: Varsity Boys

1:30pm: Varsity Girls

3pm: JV Girls

4:30pm: C Girls