FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution will raise awareness for childhood cancers – and fundraise for a cure in partnership with MLS WORKS and the Pan-Mass Challenge – at the team’s Childhood Cancer Awareness game when the Revs host the Chicago Fire at 7 p.m., this Sunday, September 7, at Gillette Stadium.
Highlighting the night will be in-game activations including:
- Special “Soccer Kicks Cancer” gold ribbon t-shirts on players during warm-ups and as they process out,
- Gold ribbon patches on players’ jerseys and gold wristbands available for players
- Gold MLS WORKS scarves on coaches and broadcasters
- Gold paper ribbons available at the ProShop for a $1 donation to the Children’s Oncology Group through MLS WORKS’ partnership
- Staff throughout the stadium wearing gold awareness ribbon pins, and
- A special public service announcement and gold elements on the HD video and ribbon boards.
The Pan-Mass Challenge is the team’s charitable partner for the game. This season, the Revolution has been involved in six of the PMC’s Kids Rides all over New England. PMC volunteers and fundraisers will also gather at a special tailgate prior to the match.
Aidan McDonagh (North Easton, Mass), 5, will serve as the game’s honorary captain. His mother, Christy, started the Easton (Mass.) PMC Kids Ride at Parkview Elementary School, which raised more than $17,000. Aidan and his sister Addison together raised more than $1,700 for cancer research in memory of their grandfather who passed away in April from cancer.
At Sunday’s game, fans will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win a Revolution team-signed “Soccer Kicks Cancer” t-shirt like the ones the players will wear, as well as an autographed Chicago Fire player jersey, at Sunday’s match. Proceeds from the raffle will be directed to the Pan-Mass Challenge.
Additionally, the gold paper ribbons that will be available in exchange for a $1 donation to the Children’s Oncology Group will be displayed in the NRG Plaza. The Children’s Oncology Group is MLS WORKS’ childhood cancer awareness partner.