In 2014, the Tampa Bay Rowdies awarded a contract to a very special fan, signing 12-year old Cole Eicher to his first professional contract. Cole had been battling with a cancerous brain tumor. He has remained part of the Rowdies family throughout his recovery.
Cole Eicher teamed up with the Rowdies to initiate the "Go Gold" campaign as a way to raise awareness and funds for Childhood Cancer. Initially focusing on the Tampa Bay region, "Go Gold" has now extended to 7 other NASL teams across the country.
All donations will be dedicated to pediatric cancer research and awareness through American Cancer Society. Together, we fight the #1 disease killer of children in the United States by GOING GOLD!
1 in 285 children (to age 19) are diagnosed with cancer.
5 children (to age 19) die every day in the United States from cancer.
We believe that kids should win.