Bloomsburg University men's soccer coach Paul Payne has announced the development of 'Red Card Cancer,' a program designed to bring awareness through the soccer coaching community in the fight against cancer.
'Red Card Cancer' will be an annual event to be held the first Saturday of October (Oct. 3 this year) and will feature the men's and women's soccer teams of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference joining in the battle to fight cancer.
On the day of the game, teams will wear specially designed t-shirts during pregame warm-ups that will feature the "Red Card Cancer" logo. A collection will be taken up during the game for the American Cancer Society.
"Everyone has been touched in some way by cancer," said Payne. "Those of us in soccer community have lost some influential people the last few years. Joe Bochicchio, a long time coach of the women's program at the University of Scranton, and Charlotte Moran, who was the president of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) and was one of the most active organizers for girls' and women's soccer in America, have been taken from us by this dreaded disease. It is time we help in the fight and finally hand a red card to cancer."
Any team wishing to purchase the official t-shirt for the event should go to Angelo's Soccer Corner web site at Angelo's Soccer Corner . All the money raised from the sale of the t-shirts will go to the Red Card Cancer program. You can also download an order form here.
Help organize a Red Card Cancer Day at your institution. Download a Red Card Cancer Poster here. (to save just right click and use the "save as" feature.)Help us keep track of the success of the Red Card Cancer program. E-mail Tom McGuire with details of your event. We'll post the names of all the schools that get involved with this worthwhile program. Include:
|Name of school|
|Date Event Held:|
|Other Teams participating (if applicable)|
|Promotions/Activities Used To Support Red Card Cancer Day|
|At bottom please put:Check(s) should be made payable to: The American Society|