SALISBURY – When the Salisbury University men's soccer team takes the field on Friday to kick off the 2012 season, they will not only be eyeing another successful season, but they'll be doing what they can to take down cancer as well.
Along with Penn St. Altoona, Richard Stockton College and St. Mary's College of Maryland, the other three schools taking part in this weekend's Elmer Lord Classic, the Sea Gulls will be taking part in an initiative called Red Card Cancer.
The program, which was founded in 2009 by a past president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Paul Payne, is a soccer-oriented program designed to help in the fight against cancer.
The goal of this weekend's tournament, which will begin with Friday at 2:30 p.m., is to raise $1,000. Players from each team will be soliciting donations leading up to the tournament, and donations will gladly be accepted at the gate. If you'd like to give leading up to the weekend, contact Salisbury University Head Coach Gerry DiBartolo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-546-4144.
To learn more about the Red Card Cancer initiative, click here.