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It's the start of another high school football season. Every year, players across Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties lace up their cleats, snap on their helmets, and march onto fields motivated by one common goal: to win. This year, 15 teams in Section 1 have signed on for an additional goal; September is also Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and players are determined to support the cause.
Led by current Section 1 coach and former Section 1 player Tom Albano, the teams call themselves the Section 1 Brotherhood. By adding a light blue wristband to their uniforms, they plan to silently support the men on the field, the men in the stands, and the men whose voices have been silenced by the disease.
For Albano, a coach at Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, the cause is personal: he lost his father to prostate cancer on Aug. 27, 2013, one week before his team's season opener. Standing in the middle of circles of kneeling players, Albano is adamant that his motivation not be their motivation. "Don't do this for me," he advises the players. "Do this for your fathers, your coaches, your buddy kneeling next to you whose life we might help save in 20 years."
Players wear pink every October, in support of breast cancer awareness. Why not light blue every September? "Women are incredible," Albano reflects. "Every year, my players show up with pink cleats, pink socks, pink mouth guards. It's a pink-out. Men need to follow women's lead."
The American Cancer Society estimates that this year, doctors will diagnose 233,000 men with new cases of Prostate Cancer and 232,670 women with new cases of breast cancer. Some 29,480 men will die from prostate cancer this year, the equivalent of a sold-out Madison Square Garden crowd, "plus 10,000 people waiting in line outside," Albano explains. In a sport dominated by statistics, that one sticks out.
"I understand why men are hesitant to discuss prostate cancer," Albano says. "But that's the past. Real men wear pink, why not light blue too?" This September, when your team takes the field on opening day, why not show support for the generation of men who have decided to erase the stigma? Join the effort and wear light blue
We at Shoreline FC Premier Soccer Club, are excited to announce the launch of our brand new Branch in New Haven County CT
Our second home will be at the impressive facility of CT Sportsplex, North Branford, which boasts 3 grass soccer fields, 5 baseball fields, a full size indoor turf soccer field and a smaller indoor field in their clubhouse. Shoreline FC will have sole usage of the Brand New Soccer Field.
We are extremely proud to be joining their facility and team
For more details of our new location and tryout details, visit our 'Madison" tab at the top, or click here