For the second successive season Central Coast Mariners will use a Hyundai A-League match to make a vibrant, visual statement in support of women’s cancer research, prevention and support services.
On Saturday 26 October the Mariners will host Adelaide United at Bluetongue Stadium in what will be the Club’s second home fixture of Hyundai A-League season nine.
Against the Reds, Graham Arnold’s men will trade their traditional yellow and navy home kits for all pink strips in support of Pink Ribbon Day to be held on Monday 28 October.
Following the game, each player’s jersey will be signed and auctioned on eBay by the Club’s matchday partner, Mingara Recreation Club.
The Mariners and Mingara teamed up on the same initiative last season, raising a total of $18,668 for Australia’s Cancer Council.
Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Graham Arnold said the Club and players are proud to be able to use a Hyundai A-League match to raise awareness and funds for such a worthy cause.
“We know that many women and families are impacted by cancer on the Central Coast and around Australia, so as a Club we are naturally proud to be able to play in pink to support sufferers,” Arnold said.
“Our fans got behind us in big numbers for our first home match of the season against Western Sydney Wanderers, and we hope that our Members and supporters will be at Saturday’s game in strong numbers once again. We encourage fans to wear their own pink clothes to the match to support Pink Ribbon Day and the team,” he said.
In addition to the jersey auction, fans will notice a number of Pink Ribbon Day volunteers with donation buckets in and around Bluetongue Stadium. Supporters who can spare some change on the day are encouraged to contribute towards the Cancer Council’s 2013 target of raising over $9.4 million.
Also at the match supporters can visit the Mingara Marquee, where women can get their nails painted, hair curled, or receive fitness tips from Mingara One fitness instructors.
Central Coast Mariners will also have 500 pink Kappa jerseys available on sale on the day, with $10 from each jersey sold being directly donated to the Cancer Council.
Mingara Destination Marketing Manager, Angela Lanser, said Mingara’s collaboration with the Mariners is an important part of their month-long series of pink initiatives in support of Pink Ribbon Day.
“Mingara goes pink each October,” Lanser said. “We are once again proud to work with the Mariners to raise awareness and funds for the New South Wales Cancer Council at this years pink game.”
“We were thrilled with the response from Mariners supporters at the inaugural pink game last year, and are hoping to see even more pink fun at the game with a target to raise over $20,000,” she said.
As part of the initiative Mingara Recreation Club will also appear on the front of the team’s playing shirts against Adelaide United.
With a week still to go until Pink Ribbon Day, nearly $1 million has been raised Australia-wide for the important fundraiser.
Central Coast Mariners vs. Adelaide United – Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Round 3
Saturday 26 October, 2013
Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Gates open: 4:30pm
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Watch: Live on Fox Sports 1 & 1HD
Listen: Live on ABC Grandstand and Coast FM