On Saturday, Oct. 19 Bloomsburg University Men and Women’s soccer teams took the field to play against PSAC rival Shippensburg University. However, on this day the Huskies were playing for more than a win – they were battling to raise awareness for cancer.
Founded by Bloomsburg men’s soccer coach Paul Payne in 2009, the Red Card Cancer Fundraiser calls for teams across the nation to help raise money and defeat the world’s biggest opponent through the global game of soccer. In its first year, 17 programs participated and on Red Card Cancer Day over $5,000 was raised. All money raised goes directly towards cancer research at Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, Md.
At this year’s Red Card Cancer Day at Bloomsburg University, t-shirts, wrist bands and water bottles were sold, along with the collecting of donations.
At 1 p.m., the Huskies kicked off against the Raiders. A fast-paced, tough match ended in the favor of the Raiders with a score of 6-0.
Bloomsburg University women’s soccer team also had a rough battle. Holding the Raiders with a tied score of 0-0 at the end of regulation, the Huskies fell short in overtime losing 1-0.
Regardless of the results of the game, both the women’s and men’s team were outstandingly successful in their battle against cancer awareness.
If you would like more information about the Red Card Cancer Foundation or how you can contribute and make a difference, visit redcardcancer.org.