MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, launched its 5th annual Kick Childhood Cancer campaign to benefit Children’s Oncology Group on Saturday as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Supported by all 23 MLS clubs, the month-long campaign will feature a commemorative gold adidas Nativo 2018 Official Match Ball and limited-edition merchandise designed by Los Angeles-based illustrator Daniel Sulzberg. Kick Childhood Cancer-related events and observations will also happen in stadiums, digitally and on TV broadcasts.
Limited edition Kick Childhood Cancer scarves and t-shirts will be worn by players, coaches and referees during pre-game activities. The apparel, along with other “gold-themed” merchandise, including lapel pins and plush toys, are available for purchase at MLSstore.com and at select in-stadium retailers with proceeds benefiting Children’s Oncology Group. MLS Kick Childhood Cancer games will also include “gold-themed” corner flags and goal nets, gold captain’s armbands and commemorative jersey patches. Fans can also donate directly to Children’s Oncology Group.