Instead of UGA's signature red and black team colors, PINK filled the stands at the University of Georgia's home game against Arkansas State.
Georgia's DawgNation was working with a local charity to stage a "pink out" later in the season. However, upon hearing that Arkansas State's head coach had recently lost his wife to breast cancer, Dwight Standridge urged UGA fans to show up wearing pink for Saturday's game against the Red Wolves.
#WearPinkForWendy - and they did.
From ribbons to wristbands, earrings and T-shirts - an overwhelming show of support for Coach Anderson, who had lost his wife on August 19th, filled Sanford Stadium.
Coach Anderson responded feeling overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude, telling DawgNation.com, “Those people didn’t know my wife, and they don’t know me,” Anderson said. “They didn’t have to do it and I’m very grateful, honored and honestly overwhelmed.”
This display of compassion and unity was beautiful.
Life is so much bigger than a football game. GOD BLESS every person in that stadium who showed up wearing pink to prove it.
When it comes to cancer, we’re all on the same team. It levels the playing field.
Humanity for the win.
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