Coach Brittany Younkins wanted to honor and pay tribute to her best friend and grandmother, Mary Jane Armstrong (Nana) with a memorial basketball game. After 5 ½ years Nana lost her battle to breast cancer. Coach Younkins and the Girard 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team held a “Pink Out” game on Coach Younkins' 30th birthday, October 20, 2016, because Nana always loved being with Brittany and watching the Girard girls play and cheering them on.
At the game, the team wore pink “Ballin for Nana” T-Shirts in memory of her and her strength. Other t-shirts were also sold prior to the game to close family members and friends to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Through donations and the game Coach Younkins and her team raised $517.64 for the Regional Cancer Center Foundation.