Athletica goalie Hope Solo helps raise money for breast cancer awareness

8:56 PM, May 11, 2010   |    comments
Hope Solo with players from the Alton High and Marquette Catholic girls' soccer teams.
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KSDK -- St. Louis Atheltica goalie and U.S. Women's National Team member Hope Solo provided inspiration and helped to raise money for breast cancer awareness in the Metro East Monday evening.

Solo was a special guest at the Senior Night game between Alton High and Marquette Catholic High School girls soccer game at Alton Public School Stadium.

Click here to view pictures of the players and Hope Solo

The soccer star met with the players prior to the start of the varsity game.  She signed autographs and posed for pictures with the players and their families.

The teams also designated it Breast Cancer Awareness Night. The players wore special breast cancer awareness tie-dyed jerseys and used a pink soccer ball during the game.

Solo also donated a signed U.S. Women's National Team jersey. There was also a signed pair of soccer cleats and a ball signed by the Athletica team.  All proceeds from the auctioned off items will help fund breast cancer awareness programs at local hospitals.

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