BROOK PARK, Ohio – The City of Brook Park is seeing pink thanks to one city worker.
City Service Director, Gary Kopchak, came up with the idea to paint the city rec field pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. He said he got the idea after watching NFL teams support the disease.
Kopchak said he took his plan to the Brook Park Mayor Mark Elliot who jumped on board.
City workers then traded in the traditional white paint on the field for some pink. It’s even complete with a hand painted pink ribbon.
Kopchak said the city is already receiving a lot of positive feedback.
“We’ve had a great response, beautiful, great idea. The mayor said it’s just great that we can do that. We’re going to keep this painted until the end of the football season, which is the 1st of November, and we’ll continue to paint it pink,” said Kopchak.
Brook Park has another 100 gallons of pink paint to keep the field freshly painted for the rest of the football season.
The rec field is used for flag and tackle football.