For the first time ever, the Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) Battling Bishops will add some pink to their signature red and black during an upcoming men’s soccer game. For the match on Saturday, November 2, the boys will be sporting custom pink jerseys and kicking pink soccer balls all in an effort to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.
Admission will be $5 and all proceeds will be donated to Komen Columbus, along with the sale of pink OWU bracelets and three of the commemorative pink jerseys that will be auctioned off.
Assistant Coach Drew Kaszubski organized the match to get the guys involved in a cause that affects the lives of so many around them.
“It was not a challenge to get the team involved, in fact they are incredibly excited to be supporting awareness and playing in honor of a cure,” Drew said. “It’s reflective of the team effort required to beat this terrible disease and the commitment we as a society have in doing so!”
The match, which will pit Hiram against OWU, will begin at 7:30 pm at Roy Rike Field, located on Park Avenue across from the Ohio Wesleyan residential campus. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.