YORK, Pa. - The York College men's soccer team is joining the effort to promote breast cancer awareness during the month of October as the Spartans host their first annual "Give Cancer the Boot" match this Wednesday against Gettysburg.
"We are very excited to be part of the outstanding work being done all over the country," Spartan head coach Mark Ludwig said. "This is for our moms, sisters, aunts, cousins, grandmothers, and all the women in our lives. Breast cancer has touched so many and we want to do our part to promote awareness as best we can."
In conjunction with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), this event marks the first time that a men's varsity athletic team at York College will participate in a "Pink Day."
Prior to the 4:00 pm non-conference home match against the Bullets, the Spartans will don pink warm-up shirts (as seen in the photo to the right). During the contest, each of the Green and White's 31 student-athletes will wear a pink armband.
A limited quantity of these warm-up shirts will be sold throughout the afternoon for $15 each. Additionally, the shirts the Spartans actually have on during warm-up will be sold for $20 each (and will be washed prior to distribution). Interested fans will be able to purchase the exact shirt their favorite Spartan wore and have it signed by that player following the match.
All profits from the sale of t-shirts will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.