BREMERTON, WA— (Pumas release) The Kitsap Pumas will wear specially created pink jerseys during their 2016 season finale on Sunday against the Calgary Foothills, which will be auctioned off to raise money for cancer awareness. Hope For A Cure Day kicks off at 2 p.m. at Gordon Field.
“We’re proud to put on this event to support local charities,” said Pumas head coach Cameron MacDonald, who has a 3-year-old nephew fighting neuroblastoma at Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Everybody is touched by cancer in one way or another in their lives, so this is a cause that we hope everybody in the Kitsap community will help us support.”
Bidding for player jerseys begins at $25, or the shirts can be purchased outright for $100. Those interested can email firstname.lastname@example.org to put in a bid ahead of the game on Sunday.
If the winning bidder is present at the game, he or she will receive the shirt directly after the game. Otherwise, it will be mailed to him or her.
Besides the jersey auction, various pre-game and halftime activities for those in attendance will offer a number of Pumas prizes, with any and all proceeds going to cancer-related charity. All monies will be donated to a charity within Kitsap County, as the club would like to impact the local area to as great an extent as possible.
Finally, any adult wearing a pink shirt or hat will receive entry to the match for $7, instead of the usual $10 adult ticket. The game also marks the final opportunity to take advantage of free admission for youth players with a paying adult (the promotions can be combined), and a chance for the Pumas to remain unbeaten in competitive matches at Gordon Field for three straight seasons.
The Kitsap Pumas enter their eighth season in the Premier Development League in 2016 after winning the Northwest Division for the fourth time in 2015. The Pumas won the PDL national championship in 2011 and advanced to the national final again in 2014, establishing themselves as a reputable professional club with a proven record of moving players onto the next level in the process. Kitsap plays its home matches at Gordon Field, an intimate 1,500-capacity stadium on the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton, Wash.
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