Rosana will be amongst the Sky Blue FC players who will have their jersey auctioned on Sunday (Photo by Howard C. Smith, ISI Photos).
Team to Auction Red Player Jerseys during July 18th Match
Somerset, N.J. (Tuesday, July 13, 2010) – Sky Blue FC announced today that it has formed a partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA), and the team will be honoring the AHA by wearing symbolic red jerseys for its match with the Atlanta Beat this Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Sky Blue FC will also be holding a silent auction for the jerseys at its sales table in Vendor Village on game day with proceeds benefiting the AHA, giving fans the exclusive opportunity to win the jerseys off the backs of the team’s players.
“One of the vital missions of Sky Blue FC, and Women's Professional Soccer, is to contribute to important causes, and thus, to our community,” Sky Blue FC General Manager Gerry Marrone stated. “Heart disease is a huge issue in our country, and sports such as soccer are perfect activities to contribute to a healthy heart. I really like the ‘visual’ and symbolic significance of PUMA's special all-red uniforms. I'm hoping the auction bidding goes high for those jerseys!”
The silent auction for the jerseys will be held from the time the gates open this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. until the whistle is blown for halftime. Anyone interested in participating must be present at the game, with winners being announced during the second half of action.
Sky Blue FC is also an active participant in the Donate Your Gear program to benefit the Schools of Niger, Africa, and the team invites fans to join them in the worthy cause of donating gently used items for the fourth world nation. Among the items which fans are encouraged to bring to any of the remaining Sky Blue FC home games include clothing, cleats, balls, equipment, coaches' gear and water bottles. Drop boxes will be positioned at the entrance to Yurcak Field for those who wish to contribute.
Tickets for Sunday’s game are currently on sale now, and anyone interested in purchasing them can call 1-888-SBFC-TIX today.