Perhaps Audrey Hepburn would have been an Oregon Ducks fan. At the very least, the actress who famously said "I believe in pink" would like the Ducks' latest ensemble. In order to pay tribute to women afflicted by cancer and raise funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, No. 2 Oregon paired pink helmets and black uniforms with gold and silver accents when facing Washington State on Saturday night.
“Cancer has touched so many lives and hopefully, together with Nike and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, we can help create awareness and help raise money for the fight against women’s cancers” Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said in a press release obtained by The Oregonian. “It is an honor to join Coach Yow’s team in a fight that unites us all.”
The helmets weren't the only pieces of pink gear to be seen on the field or in the stands. The players sported pink cleats, gloves and more while many of the fans at Autzen Stadium adopted the supportive shade.