ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (September 9, 2019) — September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the Tampa Bay Rowdies are once again fighting to raise awareness and funds to battle childhood cancer.
More than 11,000 children aged 15 and under will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States this year alone. The Rowdies will dedicate each of their two home matches this month to charitable organizations helping to fight against the No. 1 killer of children in the United States.
Tampa Bay hosts Atlanta United 2 on Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Benjamin Gilkey Fund for Innovative Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
The Rowdies will then host Bethlehem Steel FC one week later on Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 with a portion of proceeds benefitting Moffitt Cancer Center.
Prior to both matches, the Rowdies will host a pregame clinic for children 12 and under on the youth field at Al Lang Stadium. The registration fee of $10 will be donated to that night’s charitable partner. Additionally, the Rowdies will wear special Go Gold warm-up jerseys before the game and fans can bid on those jerseys via silent auction.
For each of those matches, the Rowdies will donate $250 for each Rowdies goal and another $250 for a shutout to that night’s respective partner. There will also be halftime check presentations from local partners and businesses as we raise funds to fight against childhood cancer. Fans will be able to donate via text message during the match.