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Hundreds participate in ‘Kickin’ for a Cure’

Youths gathered at the South Point soccer complex Saturday to take part in the annual “Kickin’ for a Cure” tournament.

Youths gathered at the South Point soccer complex Saturday to take part in the annual “Kickin’ for a Cure” tournament.

The South Point Youth Soccer League’s seventh annual Kickin’ for a Cure tournament began on Saturday at the South Point youth soccer field.

“People came out today regardless of the weather,” Chris Simpkins, South Point Youth Soccer League director, said. “We actually have a better turnout this year than we did last year.”

Forty-four teams from around the Tri-State braved the cold and wet conditions to benefit St. Mary’s Pink Ribbon Fund for breast cancer awareness and research.

Multiple age groups were represented with teams in the under 8 years old, which is co-ed, and under 10, 12 and 15, which fielded co-ed and girls’ teams.

A raffle took place for an iPad Mini and a 32-inch television. T-shirts and sweatshirts were also sold to raise money at the event. A silent auction took place for baskets created by the teams also took place to raise money for families in need due to sickness.

“Kickin’ for a Cure” continued through Sunday.