The final game of the regular high school football season will be a special one in Rochester Hills.
Stoney Creek will wear pink instead of blue and gold, and Adams will ditch their brown and gold to wear white during the 2011 CrossTown Charity Bowl on Friday night.
The second annual Charity Bowl is now a community-wide event; last year Stoney Creek played Oxford in the special game.
How it will work
The Charity Bowl is truly a student-driven event, with participation from the teams, cheerleaders, bands and National Honor Society.
Players and cheerleaders raise money to have the name of a friend or family member affected by cancer on the back of their jerseys or uniforms.
But the players and cheerleaders are not the only participants in the Charity Bowl.
Both marching bands will also be clad in pink to show their support.
Special pink Charity Bowl t-shirts have been for sale all season at the games; fans are encouraged to wear the shirts to "pink out" the Cougar stadium. The shirts are available at the Rochester Bike Shop for $15; the price includes admission to the game.
Special pregame activities and a post-game ceremony will be held to recognize the students and their sponsored individual, and thousands of special programs have been printed that include more than 170 dedications to loved ones.
A 'New Day' for the Charity Bowl
The New Day Foundation for Families will benefit from the Charity Bowl this year.
A Rochester Hills couple, Michael and Gina Spehn, both lost a spouse to cancer and set up the foundation in their late spouse's honor. The foundation is dedicated to supporting young people who lost a parent to cancer.
"The participation is triple what it was last year," said Rob Price, a Cougar parent involved with organizing and seeking donations from local businesses.
Price is confident the event will suprass last year's fundraising total of $20,000.
"The Spehns have been tremendous and are a big part of stepping this event up to the next level," Price said.