by Doug Page
WILSON, N.C. – In conjunction with its match on Wednesday, Sept. 6, against Shaw University, the Barton College women's soccer program will raise funds and awareness for those fighting pediatric cancer in Wilson County.
Barton fans can support this effort by attending the 7 p.m. match at the Barton Outdoor Athletic Complex and bidding on one of the custom jerseys the team will be wearing for the match. Individual donations will also be accepted. However, fans unable to attend the match can also participate in the bidding through Twitter and Facebook.
Cash is not needed on hand to bid on these jerseys. Winning bids will become part of the pledge drive that the Barton women's soccer team has been working toward all season long. All monies from the pledge drive will be collected at the conclusion of the season. More information on Go4theGoal can be found here.
Bidding will begin one hour prior to kickoff and end with 15 minutes remaining in the match. The highest bidder or the person who takes the 'BUY IT NOW' option will take the purchase home or have it mailed. The minimum starting bid for each jersey is $25. Bidders can claim their favorite jersey instantly by choosing to BUY IT NOW for $40. Additionally, blue away uniforms will be available for auction and those interested in purchasing both kits can choose to BUT IT NOW for $70.
Instructions on the online bidding methods are below. Updates on the prices of each jersey will be placed on the women's soccer Facebook and Twitter pages at halftime and the conclusion of the match.
Jersey Bidding – Twitter and Facebook
Twitter: @BCWSOC followed by '#BLUE/WHITE' with player's jersey number and bid or BUYITNOW
Example – Haley Sauls - @BCWSOC #WHITE0 $25
- Jordyn Brown - @BCWSOC #WHITE19 $25
- Taylor Doeble - @BCWSOC #WHITE10 $25
Facebook: Barton College Women's Soccer – '#BLUE/WHITE' with player's jersey number and bid or BUYITNOW
You can pay for your bid by following the secure link here. After following the link, be sure to click the 'donate' button and follow the steps as instructed. Payment by credit card at the Barton Soccer Field may be available.
To receive your shirt, email Head Coach Thomas Goines (TRGoines@Barton.edu) the receipt/payment confirmation of your donation to Go4theGoal. Also, be sure to specify in your email whether you would like to donate the jersey back to the player. If you would like to have the jersey shipped, please include your complete address. You may also notify Coach Goines if you will be picking the jersey up in person.
A list of the players' names and numbers can be found here.
All proceeds will go to support Go4theGoal and its work in the Wilson community.