BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team will host a Kick for the Cure match on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against rival Lees-McRae College. Donations taken at the gate, with all proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization dedicated to battling breast cancer.
The game is being held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place each October and encourages sports fans nationwide to join in the fight against breast cancer. Donations will be accepted at the gate as fans enter for the match and all of the proceeds will be given to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which attempts to fight breast cancer through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs. The Tornado will wear pink warm-up jerseys before the match, and fans are encouraged to wear pink to show support.
"Breast cancer is an issue that both the coaches and players at King feel very strongly about," stated head coach Simon Duffy. "We can't wait to be able to make a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure after Saturday's game and we hope to have a large turnout."
The match will be crucial to King's effort to earn a berth in the Conference Carolinas tournament for the third consecutive season. Lees-McRae is the defending conference champion and is currently second in the standings with a 3-1 record in Conference Carolinas play. The Bobcats defeated King 3-0 in Banner Elk, N.C. in the first round of the conference tournament a season ago.