MHS Students Organize 2013 Pink Out

T-shirts benefit Comets Care, a Student-Run Charity to Support Mason Families

Comets Care… a lot. And all that caring can be seen and shared on Friday, January 25 at 7:30 pmduring the 2013 Pink Out as the Mason Comet boys basketball team takes on Lakota East. 

“This is no ordinary game; the MMS arena will be "Pinked Out" to support the Mason community,” explained Tori Martin, MHS senior.

The Comet Zone (the high school’s student-run store) and Comet Savings and Loan (the high school’s student-run bank) will sell t-shirts for $8 in the Arena the night of the game, in the Comet Zone from January 22 – 24 from 5 pm to 7 pm, and during high school student lunches in the large and small commons.

All profits will go towards Comets Care, a newly established charity aimed at helping Mason families who are struggling through medical hardships. The profit from the 2013 Pink Out will focus on families undergoing cancer treatment. 

“Comets Care is a responsibility taken on by students to care for a community that has backed our school, our students, and the Comet Zone for over a decade. Comets Care is a way to turn that support around by helping those in need, and make a long lasting impact on our community in the years ahead,” explained Martin. 

2013 Pinkout sponsors include: Marianne Culbertson of Sibcy Cline, Yost Pharmacy, Premier Family Healthcare of Mason, Maui Wowi Smoothies, Fifth Third Bank, Everybody's Health, Westshore Pizza, Smashburger, and Fitness 19.

About Comets Care

Who can benefit from Comets Care?

Comets Care was created to take the support coming from the Mason community, and return it back to families who are in times of need due to medical issues. Comets Care will provide short term financial assistance to active treatment, working individuals who have taken medical leave from work or prove to be in need of assistance. By way of grocery and gas gift cards, our goal is to relieve the stress of every day costs. The new fund will be focusing on families of students in the community who are under financial stress due to a medical problem such as cancer and other health issues presented. Any person in relation to a student of Mason Schools who also is within these guidelines is qualified for the support of Comets Care. 

How are the families identified?
Families who meet the guidelines will be identified through referral by other community members or an interest of their own. Those interested will then fill out an application to confirm any claims made.

How does Comets Care raise money?
Funds raised from special events (such as the Jan 25th Pink Out) will be put towards the charity. Events will be put on throughout the year to benefit Comets Care funding. We are also welcoming any donations from local businesses or individual donations. If your place of business offers a donation match program, please contact us at thecometzone@yahoo.com. Donations will be collected in remembrance of those in the Mason community who have suffered from medical instability. Direct donations allow expenses to remain low and to donate the maximum possible back to community members.

What is the Pink Out?
The Pink Out is an event supporting Comets Care. Comets Care hopes to put on several special events throughout the year. The Pink Out supports cancer survivors specifically. The Comets Care logo was recreated to support the Pink Out basketball game.