The Student News Site of Crown Point High School

Crown Town Media

The Student News Site of Crown Point High School

Crown Town Media

The Student News Site of Crown Point High School

Crown Town Media

Walk to the Future
Walk to the Future
June 6, 2024
Garcia waits to sing at the Memorial Day parade.
Singing in Chicago
May 31, 2024
College Tips
College Tips
May 31, 2024

Color for Causes

Color+for+Causes
Emilee Lucht

Crown Point High School sports teams work hard to make their games interesting with a pop of color every once and a while. When the football team debuted their baby blue jerseys at the Homecoming game, surprise and excitement rocked the stands.

“According to IHSA rules, one time a year you can wear an auxiliary jersey in a game. With our Nike contract, the jerseys were complimentary,” Assistant Athletic Director Matt McCaleb said.

The team decided to bring back this popular color from the 1980s. More recently, the color was incorporated back into spirit wear, so the girls’ basketball team and the football team started wearing the same light blue in their uniforms.

“At the time they allowed it to happen. It [the color] was just in girls’ basketball and football, but we were able to revive that color,” McCaleb said.

The girls’ basketball team also likes to do fun and meaningful designs with their jerseys. According to girls’ basketball coach Chris Seibert, the stars on the jersey’s resemble the number of times they have won at state.

“Each star signifies one state championship that we have won. We were able to win the state championship in 2021, and now we have 3 stars on there. It’s definitely something that the kids take pride in and something that means a lot to our program,” Seibert said.

However, these unique jersey designs aren’t always for fun. The girls’ basketball team has non-traditional jerseys to raise awareness for different causes.  

“Each one of our games is some sort of event. We try to raise money for good causes, and two of the causes that we try to raise money for are the military veterans and cancer patients,” Seibert said. “We have camo uniforms that we wear for the military appreciation night game, and we wear pink uniforms for the coaches versus cancer game,” Athletic Director Bill Dorilla said.

The team is able to raise awareness for so many amazing causes, and their contributions to these charities are able to help many people, including families in the Crown Point area.

Leave a Comment
Donate to Crown Town Media

Your donation will support the student journalists of Crown Point High School. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributors
Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson is a junior at Crown Point High School. She took beginning journalism last year, and this is her first year on the Inklings staff. She likes writing and would love to write for a news website in college. After high school, she wants to go to Notre Dame and become a dermatologist. When she is not writing for Inklings, she is usually practicing with the band or working at Strack and Van Til.
Emilee Lucht
Emilee Lucht, Advanced Sports Editor & Crown Town Media Director
Emilee Lucht is a senior at Crown Point High School. This is Lucht’s third year on the Excalibur Yearbook staff. She is the Crown Town Media Director and the Advanced Sports Editor of the Excalibur Yearbook. She loves photography and the many different aspects that surround it. Lucht started taking pictures in 7th grade and continued from there. She not only loves taking pictures for school-related things but also senior pictures and portrait pictures. Other than yearbook, Lucht is involved in managing the Wrestling Team. She has been managing since her sophomore year and has been co-head manager since her junior year.
Donate to Crown Town Media

Comments (0)

All Crown Town Media Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *