The New York Cosmos today named American Cancer Society as their first official charity partner. During games, Cosmos players will wear a blue and pink ribbon on their jersey sleeves to help promote health awareness for both men and women.
“We're excited to see the New York Cosmos back in action, and equally excited that they've chosen to partner with us,” says Anthony Marino, Senior Director, Partner Relationships, American Cancer Society. “Cancer incidence can be drastically reduced if everyone committed to a healthier, more active lifestyle. We're thrilled that the New York Cosmos have partnered to help spread this lifesaving message.”
As part of this partnership, the American Cancer Society will be the Cosmos’ featured Charity of the Match twice during this 2013 fall season. One night will focus on men’s health awareness, and the second night on breast cancer awareness. The specific matches they accord with will be announced in the coming weeks. During these games, the Cosmos and American Cancer Society will jointly hold fundraisers to support the charity at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium. There will also be an exclusive game-worn jersey raffle to be held each night, with all proceeds benefiting American Cancer Society.
“The American Cancer Society is a wonderful organization dedicated to helping millions of people who drastically need their support,” Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover said. “We are grateful to be in a position to assist them and I’m looking forward to the great support I know our fans will also show them.”
During the upcoming reboot season, Cosmos players, coaches and staff, will all make trips to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Jerome L. Greene Family Center New York City to visit with cancer patients and their caregivers. Hope Lodge is a 60-room facility provides free lodging to patients who require treatment in New York City but live far away, so that they can focus on their recovery and not the stress of incurring sky-high hotel costs. There are currently 31 Hope Lodge facilities in the United States.
The Cosmos will also support American Cancer Society signature fundraising initiatives, including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer this October.
On July 12, 2012, it was announced that the New York Cosmos will return to the NASL, beginning play at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium. The Cosmos’ first game is Aug. 3, 2013 at 7 p.m. against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Tickets are available at www.nycosmos.com and by dialing 855-71-COSMOS.
The Cosmos also recently submitted a privately-funded economic development proposal to the State of New York to build a world-class 25,000-seat professional soccer stadium at Belmont Park. More information about the proposal and renderings can be found at www.newcosmosstadium.com.
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