Temple University Men’s Soccer To Take On SMU In Red Card Cancer Game Of The Day
The event comes at the end of Red Card Cancer week, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer’s annual drive to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
Plymouth Meeting—October 5, 2017— Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer and Temple University Men’s Soccer have partnered to bring the Red Card Cancer Game of the Day to Philadelphia, when the Owls host Southern Methodist University at 7 PM, Saturday, October 7, at the Temple Sports Complex. The match will conclude Red Card Cancer Week, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer’s annual drive to raise donations and awareness for the soccer-based cancer charity.
Temple’s starting 11 will wear special Red Card Cancer t-shirts prior to kick-off, while Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer will set up a tent to sell t-shirts and collect donations. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital, an organization supported by Red Card Cancer.
Admission to the game is free.
“We can’t thank Temple University, its athletic staff, and coach Dave MacWilliams and his staff and players enough for joining the fight against cancer,” says Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer CEO Chris Branscome. “Red Card Cancer uses soccer to promote awareness and raise donations for cancer research and to have a program like Temple involved is fantastic.”
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer partnered with Red Card Cancer in 2015 and hosted its first Futbol Friday, where members of the soccer community are encouraged to wear their favorite jersey and donate money to cancer research, that summer. In the two years since, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer has raised more than $20,000 for Red Card Cancer. The state association hopes to exceed that total in 2017.
If you cannot attend the game but still wish to donate to Red Card Cancer, you can send $10 by texting “SOCCER” to 52000. If you wish to donate more than $10, text “SOCCER” and the amount (i.e. SOCCER 50 for $50) to 91011.
In addition, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer encourages everyone to wear their favorite soccer jersey on Friday, October 6, as part of Futbol Friday 2017 and share pictures on social media using #FutbolFriday.