The Oct. 5 match-up between High Schools Airline and Captain Shreve football teams will differ from the normal line up of blue and silver facing green and gold — this year both sides will be red.
A Red Out will take place to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke in our community and for the American Heart Association. This is the first REDOUT event to take place in north Louisiana.
During the game, the schools will honor and remember loved ones while helping to fight heart disease and stroke.
Teams, student’s, family members and community members are encouraged to purchase and wear a “ROCK THE BEAT” t-shirt to school, to work and to the game in honor of our loved ones. Shirts can be purchased at each of the schools or the night of the game.
All proceeds go to the American Heart Association.
RED OUT events are new for the American Heart Association and high schools. For years students completed a community service project for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart in elementary school and the HOOPS for Heart in Middle School, but when they reached High School there was not an opportunity.
Leadership for RED OUT events are through student leadership groups at the high schools and held typically during an athletic event.
This gives the students an opportunity to develop, plan and give leadership to a community service project, The BETA and OCTAGON Clubs with staff sponsor Stacey Brotherton are giving leadership at Airline, and at Captain Shreve, the Student Council, Z Club, Cheerleaders and Booster Club have all gotten involved, through the leadership of Martha Goza, Student Council sponsor and Maria Eakins, Assistant Principal.
Cardiovascular disease kills more people in the US than the next five leading causes of death combined.