17 Years of Pink the Pete

Get your pink on Pittsburgh! Pink the Pete tradition is strong for the Panthers.

The Pitt Panthers are building on their annual Pink the Pete event with another big night to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.  For 17 years the team has hosted the event, this year it is complete with a Pink T-Shirt for the first 500 fans and rally towels for all.  Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to show support in the fight against breast cancer.

And if that didn’t catch student attention….they also are giving away a PlayStation 5.


  • The first 500 fans on Sunday will receive a free Pink The Pete t-shirt
  • Pink The Pete rally towels will also be handed out to fans on arrival
  • All students in attendance will be entered into drawings for gift cards and a PlayStation 5
  • Sunday’s game against #3 NC State will mark the 17th annual Pink The Pete game for Pitt. It’s the annual breast cancer awareness game for the Panthers as everyone in the building will be encouraged to wear pink.
  • Breast cancer survivors will be honored throughout the contest as the first 500 fans will also receive a Pink The Pete t-shirt. Breast Cancer survivors will join the Pitt starting five and will be honored during a halftime ceremony.
  • Pitt owns a 5-11 record all-time in their Pink The Pete games as #3 NC State will be the eighth nationally-ranked opponent the Panthers have hosted in those contests.

Average attendance for Pink The Pete games inside the Petersen Events Center is 3,600 excluding the 2021 season during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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