Auburn student Jayce Syslo helps man a food table and serve customers during the tailgate party Friday. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Auburn schools team up for a Pink Out party fundraiser to beat breast cancer | PHOTOS

Two schools. One cause.

Auburn and Auburn Mountainview high school students joined community supporters in a Pink Out tailgate party to beat breast cancer on Friday.

The event prior to the rivalry football game in the parking lot across Auburn Memorial Stadium raised proceeds for the American Cancer Society in recognition of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to raise $5,000 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Relay For Life efforts.

Student donned pink of many descriptions. Some wore T-shirts: “Tackling Cancer 2017. Two Teams. One Dream. Auburn vs. Auburn Mountainview.

There were food and games, music and dancing and an appearance by the Valley Regional Fire Authority and its towering bucket ladder truck.

Auburn students, from left, Hailey Browne, Kaylee McCarthy and Callie Arnott dance to the music at the pre-game tailgate event. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Little Charlie Morehead, 1½ years old, visits a booth during the tailgate party Friday. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Auburn’s Taivion Gamble comes dressed for the occasion. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Students gaze up at the VRFA bucket ladder truck. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

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