Seventh annual ‘Kickin’ for a Cure’ tournament begins Saturday

Published 10:28 am Friday, October 31, 2014

SOUTH POINT — The seventh annual “Kickin’ for a Cure” tournament put on by the South Point Youth Soccer League will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the South Point youth soccer field.

There will be 44 teams participating in the tournament from around the area, including Ironton, Northwest Township, Minford, South Webster, Scioto County and Lawrence and Martin counties in Kentucky.

“The tournament has four age categories,” Chris Simpkins, South Point Youth Soccer director, said. “Under 8 years old, which is co-ed, and under 10, 12 and 15, which have both co-ed as well as just a girls’ teams.”

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The tournament benefits breast cancer awareness and research by making a donation to the St. Mary’s Pink Ribbon Fund.

There will be a raffle for an iPad Mini and a 32-inch television, as well as T-shirts, long sleeve T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts for sale.

“The turn out for the tournament is always really good,” he said. “It is a lot of fun for everyone that is involved.”

There will also be a silent auction for baskets created by the teams. The money for this will go to families in need due to sickness.