South Point soccer league to help cancer research
Published 10:13 am Tuesday, November 3, 2009
SOUTH POINT — It’s a tournament with a mission. This weekend will be the South Point Youth Soccer League’s second annual ‘Kickin for a Cure.’
The proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and research. It all started from the suggestion of a mother of a player who was a breast cancer survivor.
“She came up with the idea of a fund-raiser for breast cancer research,” said Chris Smith, volunteer with the league. “There were so many players who were related to somebody who was a cancer survivor. It was a good way to teach the kids how to give back to the community.”
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The event kicks off with Family Fun Night on Friday at the old South Point High School gym from 5:30 to 10 p.m. There will be live bands, inflatables, a climbing wall and dunking booth.
“Anyone involved with the tournament and in the community is invited,” Smith said.
T-shirts will be sold with 100 percent of the profits going to breast cancer research. A raffle will also be held for an iPod Touch and a Nintendo DSi. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. League members are selling the tickets. The prizes will be given away Sunday at 2 p.m.
Then on Saturday and Sunday begins the actual tournament at the South Point Little League Field on County Road 1. Teams will be grouped from under 8; under 10; under 12 and under 15 years of age.
Right now there are 25 teams entered with the first match starting on Saturday at 9 a.m. Sunday’s games start at 12:30 p.m.
Anyone interested in entering a team can contact Smith at (740) 646-3842.