Innovative GFaC Ideas from the Sporting ’97 Girls Green Team

The Sporting ’97 (U11) Girls Green Team have some innovative ideas to promote Goals-For-a-Cure. Here is a letter they email to game opponents before each game to explain GFaC and gain the other team’s support before each game.

Dear Coach _______________________,

Santa Clara Sporting has joined with Matteo Studios and El Camino Hospital during the month of October to raise awareness for breast cancer as well as to raise money for mammograms for women who could not otherwise afford one. All money we raise during the month of October will go to Goals For A Cure. Check out our website at

Because one of our players lost her mother to cancer last year and another mother is fighting cancer today, we know how devastating cancer can be. We are doing our best to raise money to help others learn about and have access to early breast cancer detection.

If you and your team would like to join us in our efforts to raise money, we would be very grateful. We have planned several fundraising activities that we use throughout the month of October. All money will be donated to Goals for a Cure.

– We will pass around a money “shaker” each time a goal is scored. Participants can add a few coins to the shaker which will build throughout the month.

– We will sell soccer ball pins with pink ribbons. Cost is $3 each or 2 pins for $5.

– We will sell raffle tickets for a chance to win a pink soccer ball signed by Brandi Chastain. Tickets will be sold for 50 cents each or 3 for $1.

If you have loved ones who have been touched by cancer, you can add a ribbon in their memory to our Goals for a Cure soccer banner. There is no cost for this. We want to play all of our games in memory of and in honor of those who have lost their battle with cancer and for those who have battled the disease.
If you have any questions, please visit the website or contact (team Mom sending email).

Best regards,

Santa Clara Sporting GU11 Green
If you want to buy raffle tickets from the team, please email Jim Lawrence at

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