Oct. 16, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team is `Painting the Plex Pink’ for Breast Cancer Awareness on Thursday, October 16 when the Seminoles square-off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at 7:00 p.m. at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Fans are encouraged to come out and support the Seminoles as they take on nationally ranked Wake Forest while helping to raise funds to support a great cause. Proceeds from the game will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The Seminole soccer team will help `Paint the Plex Pink’ by wearing special pink Nike jerseys for the game. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase the authentic gear as all 22 game jerseys will be auctioned off online at Seminoles.com beginning Tuesday, October 14 and ending Tuesday, October 21.
The first 100 fans who donate 10 dollars or more will receive a Pink Seminole Soccer t-shirt. There will also be many other chances to donate and win prizes such as additional Nike pink jerseys and tickets to the FSU vs. Florida football game on November 29th.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her older sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. It is one of the largest private sources of funding in the U.S. dedicated solely to breast cancer research and since its inception 20 years ago, the foundation has raised over $600 million, providing much needed funding for groundbreaking breast cancer research and innovative projects in the areas of breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment.
“Twenty years ago a woman diagnosed with breast cancer had a 78% survival rate, but today, thanks to the advances of science and technology, education and easier access to mammogram screenings, if the cancer is detected early enough there is now a 98% survival rate,” said Theresa Martin, Executive Director of the North Florida Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. “Many of these advances from research to outreach programs are funded by the monies raised by volunteers and the teams participating in this event.
“For every $100 raised, The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation can fund another mammogram in our area for women that are uninsured or underinsured. Our goal is to make sure any women in need of a screening has access to one. We can do that thanks to everyone that donates to our organization.”
For more information on Susan G. Komen for the Cure, please visit the following website at www.komen.org
For more information regarding Thursday’s soccer game against Wake Forest, please contact Emily Shearer at 850-644-1350 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete listing of soccer promotional dates, visit the “Events and Promotions” page under the “For The Fans” tab at www.seminoles.com
Admission is free for all home regular season games.
Florida State Seminole Soccer Information
Thursday, October 16, 7:00 pm EST
#16 Wake Forest (9-4-0, 2-3-0 ACC) at #8 Florida State (10-2-1, 4-1-0 ACC)
Series Record: Wake Forest leads 8-6-3; Series tied 3-3-0 in Tallahassee, Fla.
Live Stats: Gametracker
Radio: Listen Live
TV: Taped delay at 8:00 pm on Sun Sports and FSN Florida; live on Fox College Sports – Direct TV channel 617
* FSU welcomes Wake Forest to Tallahassee on Thursday night in game paying tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness. Proceeds from the game will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
* The Seminoles six-game series unbeaten streak was snapped by the Deacs during the
regular season following a 3-2 victory in Winston-Salem. The Seminole avenged that
loss knocking our Wake in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament with a 5-2 victory.
* The Seminoles have won fi ve of the last seven games in the series including two
straight at home outscoring the Deacs 5-1 during that span.
* Eleven of the previous 17 contests in the series have been decided by one goal or less including seven of the last nine – the Deacs hold the slight edge at 5-3-3.
* A combined 57 goals have been scored in the series – 29 by Wake, 28 by FSU; the winning team has scored two or more goals 12 times including five time by the Seminoles.
Sunday, October 19, 1:00 pm EST
#9 Duke (11-2-1, 3-1-1 ACC) at #8 Florida State (10-2-1, 4-1-0 ACC)
Series Record: Duke leads 7-4-3; Series tied 3-3-0 in Tallahassee, Fla.
Live Stats: Gametracker
ACC Select: Watch the Game Live
* Florida State hosts Duke on Sunday for just the first time since 2005 when the Seminoles defeated the Blue Devils 2-1 in double overtime on a golden goal by Mami Yamaguchi in the 105th minute of action.
* FSU and Duke have split seven of the last nine games with each team winning on its
home turf since 2000 – the two exceptions, 2002 & 2007, both 1-1 ties in Durham.
* The two schools met for the fi rst time outside the regular season schedule in the first round of the 2006 ACC Tournament, a game won by Florida State 2-0.
* Duke began the series in 1995 winning six straight before FSU registered its first win in 2000. Six times these two teams have played into overtime with four of those games reaching the double OT period. FSU is 2-1-3 when they take Duke to extra periods.
* Duke is 4-1-0 on the road in 2008 – lone loss to Notre Dame (3-1) in Chapel Hill.