This Friday's Ridge Red Devils football game is a double-header special event: It's Breast Cancer Awareness Night, and all fans are asked to wear pink — and Bernards Township's special needs children again will be hosted as special guests.
The undefeated (3-0) team, which last week defeated Linden 20-14 in a cliffhanger overtime game, will this week face Somerville High School at home at 7 p.m. on Lee Field.
As in previous seasons, the Ridge Touchdown Club again will be hosting the Parents of Exception Children (PEC) organization, which advocates for special needs children in Bernards Township.
About 60 parents and children will get free admission, a t-shirt, and priority seating at this Friday's game. The group also will also be greeted by the players.
This Friday's game also is Breast Cancer Awareness Night . Fans of all stripes are asked to wear pink for 'Pinkout Night."
"Pinkout" shirts being sold Thursday and Friday at Ridge High School
There will be special shirts available Thursday and Friday during lunches and at the game with profits going to organizations help fight breast cancer, according to the Touchdown Club.
There is a limited supply of shirts, so players are asked to purchase the shirts at lunch. But even those who don't get a shirt are asked to remember to wear pink to Friday's game.
The Ridge Red Devils have already been to Somerville's football field this week — but not to compete with Somerville High School. Somerville HS also is home field for Immaculata High School, which Ridge this year defeated 31-7 for the second game of the season.