CHAMPAIGN — Wednesday's Big 12 Conference girls' soccer match between Champaign Central and Centennial on the Chargers' field will help to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society. Centennial's team will wear specially made white with pink shirts while the Central squad will be outfitted in specially made pink with white shirts.
The junior varsity match will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the varsity to start at 6. The two schools will pose for a group picture prior to the matches.
"I think it is great that we can put aside a fierce rivalry and come together to raise awareness for a good cause," Central coach Mick Galeski said.
The players from each team have been involved in raising money for cancer research.
All Central athletes who attend the match and wear pink will receive a free one-month membership and a free personal training session at Charter Fitness.
Special guests from the Eastern Illinois University and University of Illinois soccer programs are expected to be in attendance.
Donations will be accepted at the gate.