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Free shirts, food, drinks, and soccer, all to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Wednesday night, Wright State Athletics will be giving out 100 pink t-shirts at their tailgate before the Women’s Soccer game.
There will be pizza and drinks provided while supplies last, according to Collton Daugherty, athletics marketing program manager.
“[The team would] love to see you there. It’s not just to watch soccer but to do this for a cause,” said Kat Schmidt (3), midfielder. Her best friend’s mother recently passed away from breast cancer.
A game for everyone
Schmidt’s favorite aspect of the annual pink-out game is “getting everyone together and being aware of a cause.”
To Schmidt, this game represents that there is “more to life than just everyday activities.”
Defender Andrea Gomez’s (17) mother and grandmother were both diagnosed with breast cancer.
“[The game is] bigger than soccer. Sometimes we can get caught up in like ‘let’s score a goal, let’s win this game’ but it kind of brings our perspective out,” said Gomez.
A cause that has impacted so many
Maddie Jewell (35), goalkeeper, also identifies with the cause. Her best friend’s mother is a breast cancer survivor and her mother is an ovarian cancer survivor.
Jewell’s favorite part of the game is “playing for a cause bigger than yourself.”
ZTA will be in attendance to hand out pink ribbons and to collect donations for breast cancer awareness.
The team will be wearing pink jerseys and some players will also be sporting pink headbands or bows. They encourage fans to attend the game to display school spirit and interest in the cause.
“We’re always grateful for their support,” said Jewell.
The tailgate will begin at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Field parking lot and the game will begin at 7 p.m. The women’s team is playing Youngstown State and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3.