Mariners to go pink against Perth

CENTRAL Coast Mariners today launched their 2012/13 official Kappa playing kits, and in doing announced a Hyundai A-League first.

CENTRAL Coast Mariners today launched their 2012/13 official Kappa playing kits, and in doing announced a Hyundai A-League first.

For the Mariners round two home clash against the purple and white of Perth Glory (Sunday 14 October), the team will trade their traditional yellow for pink in support of Pink Ribbon Day to be held on Monday 22 October.

Mingara Recreation Club Tumbi Umbi - who for the entire month of October will raise awareness and funds for prevention programs, support services and world-class research into women-s cancers - are partnering with the Mariners on the project.

Indeed, for Central Coast-s Sunday 14 October A-League meeting with Ian Ferguson-s team Mingara will appear as the Clubs front of shirt sponsor.

Following the game, Mingara will auction off the signed playing strips to raise further funds for Australia-s Cancer Council.

New Central Coast Mariners attacker and former Qantas Socceroo, Mile Sterjovski, said the Mariners playing group is delighted to be able to support the valuable Pink Ribbon Day initiative.

“A significant proportion of the A-League fan base are women and I think it is great that our Club can use its brand to build awareness and raise money for women-s cancer,” Sterjovski said.

“Since I-ve arrived at the Mariners I have come to realise how entrenched the Club is in the community.”

“We hope our fans will really get behind us in big numbers for our first home match and in doing so support Pink Ribbon Day and all that it represents.”

Fans attending the Mariners round two meeting with Glory are invited to wear pink on the day to help increase awareness of the cause. The Club will hold a best-dressed fan competition with further details to be announced closer to the match.

Moreover, supporters will notice a number of Pink Ribbon Day volunteers with donation buckets in and around Bluetongue Stadium. Fans who can spare some change on the day are encouraged to contribute towards the Cancer Council-s 2012 target of raising over $5 million for cancer research, prevention and support.

A percentage of the profit from each pink jersey sold on the day will also be donated from the Mariners to the Cancer Council.

“By participating in Cancer Council-s Pink Ribbon Day, the public can help us provide support services to improve the quality of life for those affected by breast cancer, along with research into potential new treatments and prevention measures,” Cancer Council Australia-s CEO Professor Ian Olver said.

In Australia, it is estimated that around 13,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, with more than 2,600 women tragically losing their lives to this terrible disease.

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