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Fever Quarterback Goes Pink In Memory of Loved One

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     On Saturday night, the Tri-Cities Fever will be wearing pink jersey's and raising money on Breast Cancer awareness night.  A night that holds special meaning to Fever quarterback Houston Lillard. 

     In March of 2008, his high school sweet heart and ex-girlfriend died of Breast Cancer at the age of 21.  A disease that affects 1 in 8 women.  In loving memory of her, Houston always wears a pink bracelet all day... every day.  He talked to us about how his loss changed his outlook on life.  

   Lillard said,  "I think it made me stronger. You know prepared me for life. You know because things can be taken away from you. I think that kind of put a chip on my shoulder to appreciate things more and to just have a different respect for people. So I think it made me stronger in a lot of ways. You know I've been looking forward to this game since they told me we were going to do this. So it's going to be a good night."

   During Saturday night's game against Wenatchee Valley, the team will raise money for the fight against Breast Cancer.  Including auctioning off team jersey's and Lillard's specially made pink shoes.