This past Saturday pro athletes, celebrities & fans gathered at Titan Stadium in Fullerton, CA to celebrate Project Pink and the announcement of the 2012 charity winner, the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Project Pink launched in July, and since that time, thousands of fans from across the country have rallied together to support this cause and the fight against breast cancer by nominating and voting for their favorite organizations, tweeting #projectpink, purchasing Project Pink gear and attending Project Pink events. This program is fueled by you, the fans, so thank you for your support! Because of you, PUMA was able to donate $100,000 to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation this past Saturday and will continue to tally remaining program donations through the end of October .
The announcement was made in a pre-game ceremony at the Project Pink Celebrity Soccer Match where both pro athletes and celebs joined forces at mid field to present the oversized check to Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation representatives. The Celeb game team rosters included; Actor Josh Bowman of ABC’s Revenge; Actor Charlie Bewley of Twilight; Actress Aimee Teegarden of NBC’s Friday Night Lights; Actress Jessica Stroup of 90210 and Ted, Actor Peter Dante of Jack and Jill, I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry and Grandma’s Boy; Actor Matt Lanter of the CW’s 90210; Actor Barry Sloane of ABC’s Revenge; Actor Conor Paolo of ABC’s Revenge and formerly of Gossip Girl ; Actor Jonny Weston of Chasing Mavericks; Musician and bass player for Tool, Justin Chancellor; professional soccer player and 2012 US Olympic gold medalist Amy Rodriguez; US Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion, Julie Foudy; professional soccer player and Vancouver Whitecaps Defender, Jay DeMerit; professional soccer player and New England Revolution Goalkeeper, Matt Reis; US Olympic Gold medalist and soccer Hall of Fame member, Joy Fawecett; Professional soccer player for the Los Angeles Galaxy, Marcelo Sarvas; Former MLS player and member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, Alexi Lalas; 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and Canadian Women’s National Team Goalkeeper, Karina LeBlanc; Former MLS player and four-time FIFA World Cup participant, Kasey Keller; professional soccer player, D.C. United Midfielder, all-time leading scorer for the Canadian National Team and reigning MLS MVP, Dwayne De Rosario; Current member of the English Women’s National Team and Women’s World Cup All-Star, Alex Scott; Former MLS and US Men’s National Team player, Ante Razov; Former US Women’s National Team member and current Boston Breakers midfielder, Leslie Osborne; Current member of the Western New York Flash, McCall Zerboni, Current member of the Boston Breakers, Bianca D’Agostino; 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and Canadian Women’s National Team Midfielder, Kaylyn Kyle; Current Goal Keeper for the English Women’s Soccer team, Emma Bryne; Former Canadian Women’s National team member and current sports analyst for Fox Soccer, Kara Lang.
PUMA wants to extend a huge thank you to all involved in making the match a success and for your continued support of this program. Congratulations again to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation—we can’t wait to see all of the good things you will do with the donation.