Football to Host Youth Day Saturday, Announces Coach to Cure MD Partnership
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – With its 2013 home opener against Pace University less than five days away, the Merrimack College football team is pleased to announce that Saturday's contest will double as Youth Day at Martone-Mejail Field, and will partake in Coach to Cure MD, as well.
Merrimack College is inviting Youth Football and Cheerleader participants to attend the game for free if they wear their game jerseys or uniforms. Adult tickets cost $10 and may be purchased at the Ticket Office beginning Saturday.
Coach to Cure MD is a project of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) in partnership with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Coach to Cure MD is a one-day, nationwide awareness building and fundraising event that will be held across the country this Saturday. College football coaches across the country have been asked to wear a patch with the Coach to Cure MD insignia to show their support for Coach to Cure MD and the fight against this disease.
Football fans can donate to Duchenne muscular dystrophy research by either going online (www.CoachtoCureMD.org) or by texting the word CURE to 90999 (a $5 donation will automatically be added to your next phone bill). Last year, more than 10,000 college coaches at a record 580 different institutions participated in Coach to Cure MD events.
Parent Project Muscular Dystophy (PPMD) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by the parents of children with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. The organization's mission is to end Duchenne. We accelerate research, raise our voices in Washington, demand optimal care for all young men and educate the global community. PPMD is headquartered in Middletown, Ohio, with offices in Fort Lee, N.J. For more information, visit www.parentprojectmd.org.