Chicago Red Stars players set donations around in-game activity for upcoming Challenge Cup match
Following Sarah Gorden's "Pass It On Challenge", other players have joined in
Sarah Gorden gets ready to make a pass (Photo credit: Rob Gray/ISI Photos)
Sarah Gorden gets ready to make a pass (Photo credit: Rob Gray/ISI Photos)

When the Chicago Red Stars take the field on Sunday against Utah Royals FC, they will be playing for more than themselves and points in the standings. The roster has set several challenges and will be making donations to  benefit the Get Yo Mind Right Chicago initiative as part of the Healthy Hood organization.

Defender Sarah Gorden kickstarted the process by announcing the “Pass It On Challenge” on Twitter.

Since then, the rest of the Red Stars’ roster has jumped on board with challenges ranging from saves and tackles made, goals scored, and even how many times head coach Rory Dames yells in the match.

Sunday night will also be the Red Stars’ official Pride match and will be making a donation for each goal scored by the team to Brave Space Alliance, which is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago.

Several participants from outside the team will also be joining in on the donations. Supporters’ group Local 134, front office staff members and coaches, Chicago Fire’s CJ Sapong, former Red Stars defender Nikki Stanton, and Cook County Board President Toni Prekwinkle are also pledging donations of their own.

For those looking to make donations to the Healthy Hood organization, they can do so here.

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