High School Basketball Team Disqualified From Playoffs For Supporting Breast Cancer Charity

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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A Los Angeles-area girl’s high school basketball team was forced to forfeit playoff victories for wearing custom uniforms.

In its semi-final match-up against Top-seeded Narbonne High School wore custom jerseys with pink-lettering in order to raise awareness for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Yow — the former North Carolina State women’s basketball coach — amassed more than 700 career wins before falling to breast cancer in 2009, and even though Narbonne’s pink uniforms were for a good cause, the L.A. City Section still ruled them illegal. According to the City Section, “uniform colors may only be a combination of the official school colors. Pink is not a school color at Narbonne. Penalties will include probation and forfeiture of contents.”

Narbonne is appealing the ruling with the hopes of playing in the championship game this coming Saturday.

[h/t Hound Sports, ABC, Fox]

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