HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Oct. 1 Eurosport/SOCCER.COM, in aneffort to help battle breast cancer, has decided to donate proceeds from thesale of the Voit special edition Mexican League pink "Victoria" soccer ball tothe cause. Much like last season, Voit will showcase a pink ball duringofficial Mexican League matches played from October 3rd through October 26th.Eurosport will sell the special edition ball through its websitewww.soccer.com/voit and will donate 100% of the proceeds towww.kicksagainstbreastcancer.org , a non-profit organization based inMaryland.
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"We are very committed to this cause and proud to see communities withinour game come together to help in the effort to find a cure for a disease thathas touched so many people," said Vicente Navarro, Director of HispanicMarketing for Eurosport.
Louise Waxler, KICKS founder, echoed that sentiment: "KICKS Against BreastCancer is grateful to have been given the opportunity to partner with thesegreat organizations. Together we can spread the word and help make adifference in saving lives."
Founded in 1984, Eurosport/SOCCER.COM is the world's leading authenticgrassroots soccer company. Based in Hillsborough, NC Eurosport/SOCCER.COM isthe largest soccer-specialty retailer in the United States. Soccer.com hasmore than one million visitors per month, and the Eurosport catalog has thelargest distribution of any U.S. soccer publication. In 2007 they launchedEurosport en Espanol in print and www.ESPANOL.SOCCER.COM on the web. Alongsidesoccer, Eurosport also operates leading on-line retail sites for lacrosse, andrugby -- www.lacrosse.com and www.worldrugbyshop.com .
Kicks Against Breast Cancer (KICKS) is a non-profit soccer organization,which promotes women's health and well being by emphasizing the importance ofearly identification of breast cancer and by providing essential resources topatients undergoing treatment. KICKS was founded in 1998 by Louise Waxler inhonor of her friend Claudia Mayer who lost her battle to breast cancer. Formore information, please visit www.kicksagainstbreastcancer.org .