Two major events are happening to the area football events on Tuesday.

Let's start with the on the field stuff as Mountain Pointe senior inside linebacker Jordan Leal gets an MRI on his knee.

Leal was removed from Friday's game against Desert Vista in the first half. He is a captain and considered the heart and the soul of the defense.

He hasn't committed anywhere yet, but has an offer from Yale.

The other news is off the field and more a feel good situation.

Desert Vista is taking a cue from its volleyball team and holding a Pink Out game this week against Mesa Westwood to help jump-start Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is October.

The team will be presented with pink jerseys by the Arizona Cardinals in an assembly Tuesday at the school as four women connected with the school and/or program who have battled breast cancer will be recognized as well.

Michele Villa, a former DV football booster, Carla Dielman, a current DV football booster, Holli Simpson, a booster supporter, and Jean Kennedy, Desert Vista's school nurse, will be honored Tuesday and at Friday's game.

The DV football Boosters and Desert Vista bookstore will be selling commemorative Pink game t-shirts for $12 with proceeds donated to local Breast Cancer Awareness and Research charities.

There were other fundraising opportunities at the game.

The Desert Vista players will continue their support breast cancer awareness as they have been invited by the Arizona Cardinals to hand out pink ribbons at their October 2, 2011 game vs. the New York Giants.

Contact writer at (480) 898-7915 or Jskoda@ahwatukee.com . Follow him on Twitter @JSkodaAFN.

 

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