Mudbugs turn pink for breast cancer awareness

By Fred Childers – bio|email

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) –   The Bossier Shreveport Mudbugs are going all out to support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

"We plan on packing the place out on February 24th and 26th," said Jason "Soupy" Campbell.

Like last year part of the proceeds from their Pink in the Rink games will help the cause.

"We've added the new element of the breast cancer walk that'll take place Saturday morning of the Saturday on 26th," said Travis Huntington, Director of Communications for the Mudbugs.

The added walk feature has an added title as well, a title that's hard to say without smiling or chuckling, especially as a guy. "Yeah, well that's for sure, and it's catchy and that's what we wanted," said Campbell.

"Well the walk Saturday morning is going to be called Bugs for Jugs," said Huntington.

And during next weeks game all of the Mudbugs will be wearing the pink jerseys. The novel part of this is: After the game they will be auctioned off, and 50% of the sales will go to Susan G. Comen for a Cure.

"If there's blood sweat and tears on them then people get them just like that," said Campbell.

Speaking of tears, as I tried to make a goal with no screaming crowd, no hockey players on the ice, and no pressure, I found out that being a hockey player in any color is harder than it looks.

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