In a league wide initiative to kick pediatric cancer, the Union are hosting the team's pediatric cancer awareness night against Chicago Fire September 23, with kick-off at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The Union will be holding many initiatives to raise awareness and honor those with pediatric cancer, but none more so than what the players will be wearing on the pitch.
In a collaboration with Troy Cole, also known as Kickasso, 15 Union players will be wearing warm-up cleats designed by 15 children affected by pediatric cancer. The cleats, which were unveiled August 25, were brought to life by Kickasso. After wearing the boots during warmups, the players and children will then autograph a cleat and then swap them, so each person can walk away with a memento from the event.
In addition to the Kickasso cleats, the Union will be doing the following to help kick pediatric cancer:
- Yellow nets and yellow corner flags
- Yellow treatment on videoboards
- Yellow ribbons distributed to fans on Toyota Plaza
- Pediatric cancer organizations such as Alex's Lemonade and Kisses for Kyle with booths on Toyota Plaza
- T-shirt designed by Kickasso, with portions of the proceeds going toward cancer research
- Union "Kick Cancer" scarves available for purchase, with portions of the proceeds going toward cancer research
- Initials of cancer survivors/victims on warm-ups
Join the Union in the fight to kick pediatric cancer September 23 when the Union takes on Chicago Fire. Kick-off for the match is at 7:00 p.m.