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Soccer league to host 2-day ‘Kickin’ for a Cure’ event

Published 10:13am Tuesday, October 29, 2013

South Point Youth Soccer League is hosting its annual Kickin’ For A Cure charity tournament this weekend.

The tournament is a two-day event starting on Saturday and ending on Sunday afternoon. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Breast Care Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

“This whole thing got started with a vision six years ago,” said Chris Simpkins, president of the SPYSL. “It’s just a way to use the sport, and the community to make an impact on people’s lives.”

The event has grown into one of the largest soccer tournaments in the Tri-State and featured 48 teams a year ago. Simpkins said he doesn’t know if this year’s tournament will have as many teams, but that the important thing is the money and awareness that it will raise.

“I think we may have a little smaller tournament than we did last year,” he said. “Last year was our biggest one, but we still expect to get people’s attention and raise money for a worthy cause.”

During the tournament the SPYSL will also host a silent auction to benefit local families who have loved ones battling cancer.

“We’ll have a silent auction for some gift baskets and other prizes,” Simpkins said. “All the money from the auction will go to a family or families in the area who are having to deal with cancer and the medical bills that come with it.”

The games will be played at the South Point soccer complex just off County Road 1 across from The Point industrial park.



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