Help AYSA Support, "Coaches United Against Cancer"


Childhood Cancer strikes 175,000 youth per year - worldwide… The costs of treatment and research are ever increasing.
In an effort to provide much needed funding toward childhood cancer research, the St. Baldricks Foundation was born. Founded in 2000, the southern California based foundation strives to work with communities and organizations across the United States to raise money in a very unique way… by having heads SHAVED! 

Over 240,000 people, including over 24,000 women have had their heads shaved in less than 12 years to raise money for childhood cancer!

On March 5, 2013, AYSA is sponsoring an event called, “Coaches United Against Cancer”. Organized as a “Club Challenge” the goal is to have at least one coach per club raise money for having his/her head shaved while on public display!   
Most AYSA clubs have been notified of this event. AYSA would like to encourage all players and their families to contact your club to offer assistance in fundraising efforts. If your club is unaware of this event, please contact AYSA Technical Director- Austin Daniels at: The goal is to have a significant coach from each club drive home that night with a shiny head!
Coaches United Against Cancer” will take place in Tempe at the Sports Authority location at Arizona Mills Mall. In addition to head shavings, the event will feature a silent auction and many other fun activities for the entire family.
The financial goal of “Coaches United Against Cancer” is to raise $5,000.00; however we would like to greatly surpass that goal. Thus, if you or your company is interested to have your head shaved, or would like to participate through one of the many ancillary fundraising methods, please contact Ron Gilmore, Director of Marketing & Communications for AYSA at:

If you are unable to participate and would like to make a donation toward this cause, please click here to do so.  Thank You!
"Coaches United Against Cancer" is a fantastic way for the Arizona soccer community to demonstrate to the rest of our state that we can organize ourselves and step-up to support children in need and we are counting on your participation!
For more information on the St. Baldricks Foundation, please visit their website
Clubs, please click here to register. Once your designated coach for head shaving has registered, the fundraising can begin.

AYSA would like to acknowledge the following companies for their support of this event:

Sports Authority

GoodFellas Barber Shop (North Scottsdale)

Cloud Nine Salon & Spa

Arizona Youth Soccer is sponsored in part by