The annual Pink Arrow game takes place this Thursday night, and fans are invited to come fill the stands. It will be the 14th year for the fundraiser, and proceeds are used to support community members whose lives have been affected by cancer of any kind. Money from the event also supports the Lowell Clubhouse of Gilda’s Club and pays for two scholarship programs.
Pandemic-related restrictions meant people had to watch last year’s game remotely from Recreation Park. But for 2021, restrictions have been lifted, and Pink Arrow Pride is gearing up for a full line-up of events on game day which is this Thursday, August 26, 2021.
Below are all the details about this year’s event.
2021 Pink Arrow Pride Game and Schedule
While the football game is the main event, there are lots of other activities happening at the Bob Perry Field at Lowell High School. Here’s the schedule of events for August 26, 2021:
- 2:30pm – Gates open
- 3pm – Concessions open
- 3:30pm – National Anthem
- 3:30pm – Volleyball match featuring the Lowell Pink Arrows vs. Caledonia
- 3:30pm – Soccer match featuring the Lowell Pink Arrows vs. Forest Hills Eastern
- 6pm – Survivor and honoree tribute
- 6:35pm – Player, cheerleader and honoree introductions
- 7pm – National Anthem
- 7:10pm – Pink Arrow football game featuring Lowell vs. Mona Shores
What’s Different for 2021
Longtime attendees to the Pink Arrow games will notice two differences this year.
The first is that there will be no survivor and honoree walk before the game. Normally, cancer survivors and those currently on a cancer journey would from the high school to the field. This year, there will be a tribute held in the stadium in lieu of the walk.
The second difference is with concessions. There is no Restaurant Row this year, and instead, Lowell Athletic Boosters will be serving up burgers, pizza and other items. As in the past, concession tickets will be used for payment, and those tickets can be purchased in $1 increments.
Where to Park and How to Get into the Game
You’ll need a Pink Arrow XIV shirt to get into the game. There is no additional ticket required – your shirt is all you need to get through the gate.
Shirts can be purchased in advance at the following locations:
- Fans in the Stands
- Heidi’s Farmstand
- MI Hometown Furnishings
- Red Barn Market
On game day, shirts will only be available at the field, and sales start at 12pm.
Those with handicap or parking passes can enter the high school from the Alden Nash entrance and park in the lower stadium lot. All others must enter from Vergennes and park in the upper lots.
Overflow parking is available at both Cherry Creek Elementary School and Impact Church. Bus shuttles will be available to get spectators to and from the field. Return trips will begin at the start of the third quarter.
Since the shuttle buses are considered public transportation, masks must be worn by passengers, per CDC rules.
Where the Money from Pink Arrow Pride Goes
All money raised by Pink Arrow Pride remains in the community. The organization is run by volunteers so 100% of funds go toward programming that includes family support, student scholarships and programming at the Lowell Clubhouse of Gilda’s Club.
Although the color pink is often associated with breast cancer, Pink Arrow Pride supports families affected by cancer of any type, and Gilda’s Club provides grief services for families who have lost a loved one for any reason.
For the latest news on the event, follow Pink Arrow Pride on Facebook.