FULLERTON, Calif. – For the fifth consecutive year, the Cal State Fullerton women's soccer program will partner with Soccer For Hope, a non-profit cancer awareness foundation, to help spread cancer awareness. Sunday's pair of matches against Cal Poly and Loyola Marymount will take place on Sunday.
"Soccer For Hope is a really special thing for us," said Head Coach Demian Brown. "It is an opportunity for us to give back to a tremendous charity and a lot of fun out on the soccer field. We're happy to do what we can for Soccer For Hope."
The day begins early with a kickoff time of 9 a.m. when Fullerton takes on Cal Poly. At 11 a.m. Cal Poly will take on Loyola Marymount, and the Titans will conclude the day when they face off against Loyola Marymount at 3 p.m.
Admission to the event is free.
FIFTH-ANNUAL SOCCER FOR HOPE MATCH
9 a.m. Cal State Fullerton vs. Cal Poly
11 a.m. Cal Poly vs. Loyola Marymount
3 p.m. Cal State Fullerton vs. Loyola Marymount
Soccer For Hope is a non-profit cancer awareness foundation located in Orange County that helps spread cancer awareness. The organization has been driven by its goal to raise funds and awareness for children with life-threatening diseases.
For over 14 years, Cal State Fullerton has supported Soccer For Hope with student-athletes participating in yearly youth camps that the organization hosts to support children and families affected by cancer.
Soccer For Hope is an organization founded by Oliver & Jamie Wyss in 1998. Oliver is a former professional soccer player and survivor of Aplastic Anemia. The organization has been driven by its goal to raise funds and awareness for children with life-threatening diseases.
Oliver & Jamie's young children, Hudson and Abella, were both diagnosed with very rare, cancerous brain tumors. Since its inception, Soccer For Hope has progressed from an annual local event in Southern California to a nationwide charity that benefits thousands of children and their families.
Cal State Fullerton, 12-6-4 (4-3-1), made conference history as the first team qualify for its sixth consecutive Big West Conference Tournament after their redemption win over UC Irvine in the semifinal. With the win over the Matadors on Nov. 5, the Titans progressed to their eighth all-time NCAA appearance where faced off against No. 11 Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif. and lost 1-0 in the opening round of 64.
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