CSU Stanislaus Women's Soccer Raises Over $1,500 for Keep A Breast Foundation

TURLOCK - On the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer team stepped up to raise awareness for this important cause.
With the help of the Delta Phi Gamma sorority, the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and numerous volunteers, the Warriors raised over $1,500.00 for the Keep A Breast Foundation.
“This was our first time hosting such an event and thanks to the hard work of a lot of people it was a huge success,” said head women's soccer coach Gabriel Bolton.  “The Keep A Breast Foundation is on the forefront of raising awareness among young people so what better stage to further this great cause than a college athletic event.”
Delta Phi Gamma, SAAC and the women's soccer team utilized the October 1 match against Cal State LA as a fundraising and education evening. 
The highlight of the evening was the “Jersey off their Back” auction in which the women's soccer team auctioned off special pink jerseys that they wore during the game against the Golden Eagles. 
“Thanks to the tremendous efforts of Charlene Bargas and our generous fans every jersey was auctioned off,” said Bolton.  “The women on our team were proud to wear their pink jerseys in support of such a great cause.”
Delta Phi Gamma collected donations and distributed important literature to all that attended the match.  SAAC sold pink “Kick Cancer” t-shirts. 
“This event would not have been a success without the tremendous efforts of DPG, SAAC, Pro Soccer, and Mandego Apparel,” noted Bolton.  “Their enthusiasm and spirit was amazing.  It was truly inspirational to see multiple campus groups and local businesses coming together to make this event come together.”
The fundraiser was sponsored by Pro Soccer of Modesto who supplied the pink Nike jerseys at a substantially discounted price and Mandego Apparel in Hollister who donated all the screen printing on the jerseys. 

" We love the drive and determination that young people have to be activists and want to do their part to educate their peers and communities,” said Erica Leite Youth Outreach Director for KAB.  “The Cal State Stanislaus (women's) soccer team did an incredible job with this event and we are so thankful for the support.”