As part of the Puerto Rico Islanders' social responsiblity program Soccer for you, ten Islanders players Islanders shaved their heads to help raise awareness for children with Cancer though the CAP Foundation and to help the Pediatric Hospital for the Medical Center in Puerto Rico.
The team’s Head Coach, Adrian Whitbread, the 2011 maximum goalscorer, Jonathan Faña and the Puerto Rican International, Hector Omar Ramos, were part of the CAP campaign. The idea is so the Puerto Rico Islanders’ fans can become a part of this experience and support the team with donations to help the CAP foundation. This initiative will help buy medical equipment for the Imaging Center of the Pediatric Hospital that will help diagnose and treat the children.
“We have asked everyone to support this amazing cause. If all of our fans join together and make a minimum contribution, these kids can have the best resources to treat their condition, that in many cases is for life. It’s been amazing; we have actually gotten to meet with these kids and their families! As the Puerto Rico Islanders, we want to do what ever we can to help,” said Head Coach, Adrian Whitbread.
The Puerto Rico Isladners will dedicate the September 15th match to the CAP Foundation and its members. You can make a dontation by making out a check to CAP to PO Box 19600, Fernández Juncos Station, San Juan Puerto Rico 00910. (Don't forget to title the check Islanders Challenge). The Islanders open the season on April 7th, when they square off against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Bayamon Soccer Complex.