For years, Mokena Burros youth football players have worn pink athletic gear during October games to honor breast cancer survivors.
And in the NFL, October is the season where the pros go pink. Every player wears pink shoes, pink socks, pink wrist-bands and more throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's not always easy to get boys and men to wear pink; October is the exception.
But Mokena Burros Athletic Director Sal Della Fave says the young Burros who play tackle football can no longer wear pink. In an e-mail sent to Burros coaches on Oct. 1, Della Fave placed strict limitations on what tackle players can wear.