ATLANTA - The Georgia State men's soccer team hosted "Kicks for the Cure" for the second-consecutive year in partnership with The American Cancer Society.
This year's event raised over $300 during the team's home Colonial Athletic Association opener vs. Hofstra on Oct. 1.
GSU head coach Brett Surrency and the Panthers donned pink warm-up t-shirts in support of The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. All fans were given matching pink t-shirts and the option to make donations and pledges at the gate towards the cause. Fans could donate a certain amount per shot, save or corner kick GSU accumulated prior to the match.
"It's obviously a fantastic cause and hopefully it gets people thinking about people out there who suffer from breast cancer," Surrency said, "I know it gets our guys thinking about it and makes those of us that are healthy feel extremely lucky and fortunate. We want to be able to reach out and do anything that we can for people who are less fortunate."
The Panthersville Soccer Complex operations staff even took part in the day's festivities. The staff painted the Georgia State midfield logo pink for the match that the Panthers won 1-0 on a penalty kick three minutes into overtime.
"Anytime you get a chance to be a part of an event like 'Kicks for the Cure,' you want to be," Surrency said. "Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who suffer from breast cancer and if we can help any little bit, that's important to us, our fans and Georgia State."