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Vote for Magee via PUMA's Project Pink

10/3/2011
Filed under Press Releasesand Foundation newsand Magee-Womens Hospital

VOTE EACH DAY SEPT. 26 - OCT. 7! - We won last year! Let's do it again!

by Atlanta - PRESS RELEASE

KENNESAW, GA – The Atlanta Beat of Women’s Professional Soccer is proud to announce the selection of the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer organization to represent them for the PUMA Project Pink.

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer organization will be the featured charity at the August 6th match against Western NY Flash at 7:00 P.M. This game is the Beat’s Project Pink match, which will feature many pink products. Players will be wearing pink uniforms and playing with pink balls.

What is PUMA Project Pink? It is a “more-than-just-October initiative that puts the fight against breast cancer in the hands of young soccer fans.” Project Pink is in its second year of existence. Last year, over $60,000 was raised for the Magee-Womens Foundation, the winning organization of the 2010 campaign.

Each team from the WPS chose an organization to nominate for PUMA Project Pink. Now, Beat fans must come together and vote for our organization to win all proceeds raised from Project Pink. Voting will be open beginning on September 26 and goes to October 6. In order to vote, you can visit www.puma.com/projectpink.

There are multiple ways to get involved and help raise money for this pink initiative. The first way is very simple. All you have to do is simply tweet. By tweeting #projectpink, you can raise $1 per day per user. Secondly, you can purchase PUMA pink products. All proceeds raised by the products will go directly to the organization chosen. You can purchase these products at PUMA Stores or online at Shop.PUMA.com. Lastly, come support your Atlanta Beat during their Project Pink game.

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About the Atlanta Beat
The Atlanta Beat joined Women’s Professional Soccer as one of two expansion clubs in the 2010 season. Atlanta entrepreneur T. Fitz Johnson secured the rights to the Atlanta team in September 2008 before the club officially became a WPS franchise on June 18, 2009. The Beat play all WPS home games in Kennesaw Georgia at KSU Soccer Stadium, the world’s only women’s soccer specific stadium of this magnitude. Atlanta’s new team takes on the same name as the market’s former Women’s United Soccer Association club which was the only WUSA team to reach the playoffs in every season. The Beat's colors are Ferrari Red, Championship Gold, and Black.

Women’s Professional Soccer
Women’s Professional Soccer is the world’s best soccer league for women, featuring stars from the U.S. National team and around the globe. In 2011, WPS will feature a six-team league playing 18-games each from April through August for the chance to qualify for the WPS Playoffs. The top team in the regular season will earn the right to host the WPS Championship presented by Citi as the top seed on August 27. The six teams include Atlanta Beat, Boston Breakers, Philadelphia Independence, Sky Blue FC (New Jersey), magicJack (Florida) and Western New York Flash.

About WellStar
WellStar Health System is the official jersey sponsor and Healthcare provider for the Atlanta Beat of Women’s Professional Soccer. WellStar, a not-for-profit health system, includes Cobb, Douglas, Kennestone, Paulding and Windy Hill hospitals; WellStar Physicians Group; Urgent Care Centers; Health Place; Homecare; Hospice; Atherton Place; Paulding Nursing Center; and WellStar Foundation. For more information, call 770-956-STAR or visit www.wellstar.org.