Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The UW-Superior men's and women's soccer teams will be hosting the third annual "Caps for Cancer" event on Sept. 21 when the two teams host UW-Platteville.
Admission to the games is free, but fans are encouraged to bring new, winter-style hats that will be donated to the Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center, which is funded by the Miller-Dwan Foundation and located in the Essentia Health Cancer Center.
The hats will then be distributed to cancer patients throughout the Northland who have lost their hair during treatment.
"Our department does several events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for many different cancers, and we always look forward to this being the first one," athletics director Steve Nelson said. "It is something that has started small, but we intend to keep it going in the hope that it gets bigger and people continue to try and make a difference in the lives of others. Anything that we can do to help out people in need or those who are going through a difficult time, we want to do it."
Through the first two years of this particular event, the UW-Superior soccer teams have collected more than 500 hats for area cancer patients.
The women's game on Sept. 21 is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at Superior High School, and the men's game is set for 3:00 p.m. at Public Schools Stadium.