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Athletica Announce Special Uniform For Komen St. Louis Affiliate Game On May 16

May 11, 2010 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - St. Louis Athletica News Release

ST. LOUIS, MO (May 10, 2010) - Saint Louis Athletica will take to the field this Sunday wearing a special uniform to commemorate their involvement with the Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®. This year Saint Louis Athletica is serving as the honorary Race coAchairs for the June 12 event, and this Sunday May 16 they will be conducting a Race registration drive at their match at The Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. against defending WPS Champions Sky Blue FC.

There is an old adage in sports that says "you play for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back," and on May 16 never will that statement be truer. Athletica players will take to the field wearing the name of an individual who has battled the disease. Players will have the name of a specific person on the front of their jersey in the spot normally reserved for a team sponsor. This will allow the team to honor 22 different individuals who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

"It was quite an honor to be chosen as the honorary Race co-chairs," stated Athletica Captain Lori Chalupny. "Wearing the names of these women who have battled breast cancer on our jersey is just a small way we can honor them and everyone who has ever been diagnosed with the disease. We feel like we are bringing them onto the field with us by doing this, and I think it will be inspiring to pull those jerseys on before the game on Sunday."

The 22 names include local breast cancer survivors, and relatives or friends of Athletica players who have battled breast cancer. The uniform will be an all white kit with pink lettering and numbering. PUMA, the WPS uniform provider, has also designed a specific pink game ball that will be used exclusively for the match.

Tickets for Sunday's match are still available and can be purchased by calling 1-888-STLAGOAL, or by visiting www.saintlouisathletica.com.

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