Directed By: Davies Chirwa
–Since Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative announced the details for its breast cancer awareness campaign in 2013, as element of the Soccer Kicks Cancer platform, the Seattle Sounders have been participants.
MLS and its clubs bring awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment during the month of October as part of the MLS WORKS initiative.
League games have been playing with a commemorative pink adidas Prime Official Match Ball accompanied by pink corner flags, pink goal nets and pink Soccer Kicks Cancer fieldboards.
The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) match officials also joined MLS players in wearing MLS WORKS pink ribbon patches on their jerseys in addition to pink adidas sweat bands, and pink shoe laces.
The starting eleven players for both teams will don MLS WORKS pink ribbon t-shirts during the procession and national anthem while goalkeepers will receive pink uniforms and gloves for club selected breast cancer awareness games.
Gatorade has donated pink sideline towels to support the campaign and coaching staffs have been provided with pink MLS WORKS knit scarves.
MLS auctions off game memorabilia, including autographed match balls and select player-worn t-shirts and jerseys, online at MLSsoccer.com/works usually beginning of October. A portion of the proceeds from national fundraising efforts is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the United States and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in Canada