OXFORD, Miss. – October is breast cancer awareness month, and for many associated with the Ole Miss rifle team, the subject of the “C” word hits close to home. To honor those affected by cancer and to promote awareness, the 11th-ranked Rebels will host their first ever “Shoot Pink” match Saturday.
The match will begin at 8 a.m. at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center located off Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue.
As part of their uniform, the shooters wear visors during the competition to keep light from interfering and to improve their sight. The Rebels will wear pink visors Saturday. Fans in attendance will receive a pink Ole Miss Rifle seat cushion, and the team will auction off five gift bags donated by Baptist Memorial Hospital with proceeds going towards breast cancer research.
“We are excited in so many ways for the weekend,” head coach Valerie Boothe said. “It’s the start of our season and even better than that, we get to help our community by raising awareness and hopefully some funds for breast cancer research.”
To prepare for their home opener, Ole Miss will be shooting in Memphis Thursday as part of the Tiger Invitational. Last year, the Rebels shot their best score ever at the Rangemaster Shooting Facility in Memphis with a 4600.
The Rebels return five seniors this year led by Georgia native Melissa Quartarone and Ohio native Abbey Stanec. Quartarone earned All-GARC honors last year in combined and Stanec earned her second consecutive NCAA bid in both smallbore and air rifle.
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