This week’s 9 Overtime Game of the Week between Chapin and Eastwood isn’t just a big night for the players, but also for a group of empowering women.
Eastwood Senior Natasha Reyes will be announcing the game for her school as part of the “Pink Out Game”.
“You see a lot of social and political things where women are starting to take a role,” Reyes told KTSM, “…I think it’s an initial step…for all the other things I can embody from the support of Eastwood High School, the support of Coach Medrano, kind of showing me that it’s perfectly fine that you’re a woman but you’re also taking on empowering roles.”
The “Pink Out Game” features an all-female lead in support of victims and survivors of breast cancer.
“Showing support for all of those that have had their life changed by breast cancer…just to kind of defy the status quo for a bit,” Reyes said. “I mean, announcing is seen as a male lead role, but to finally be a female doing this is very exciting for me.”
While sharing this moment with family and friends, Reyes isn’t just looking forward to her role, but honoring it as well.
“I’s an empowering moment to go ahead and stand by those who have had their lives changed and for those who are survivors and for those who have lost their lives to breast cancer… to just kind of feel that empowerment of a woman standing side by side supporting the challenges that one might go through,” Reyes said.
Reyes says she’s considering attending Yale, Vanderbilt, or Oregon University once she graduates from Eastwood.