On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Lincoln-Way West will host Lincoln-Way East in the annual “Kick for a Cure” Event. The junior varsity game will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the varsity game will begin shortly after 6:30 p.m.
Since 2010, over $30,000 has been raised by Lincoln-Way Boys and Girls Soccer Programs; the money has been donated to Silver Cross Cancer Foundation. During halftime of the varsity game, Larry Johnson of the Silver Cross Executive Team will receive the schools’ donation from the previous fall season.
“Watching this event grow over the years continues to be a rewarding experience for everyone involved,” says Lincoln-Way West Head Soccer Coach, Jeff Theiss. “What once began as a small event to raise awareness for an extremely important cause, has evolved into an entire community coming together in an attempt to make a significant impact in the fight against breast cancer. Additionally, it always makes me proud as a coach to watch our athletes maintain the integrity of the game in such a highly competitive environment because they know they are fighting for a bigger cause.”
This is the eighth year that Lincoln-Way soccer teams have raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Currently, “Kick for a Cure” has joined forces with four local youth soccer clubs in the fight against breast cancer. These clubs include the Chicago Fire Juniors, Legacy Soccer Club, Manhattan Ignite, and Tinley Frankfort Soccer Club. Additionally, parent volunteers, Junior ROTC, and over 100 Lincoln-Way athletes participate in the event.
The order of events will be:
4:30 p.m.: LWW/LWE junior varsity match
5:50 p.m.: Chicago Fire scrimmage/Manhattan Ignite scrimmage 6:00 p.m.: LWW/LWE varsity warm-up
6:15 p.m.: Presentation of Colors by Lincoln-Way Junior ROTC
6:20 p.m.: World Cup introductions/names read of those affected by cancer
6:30 p.m.: National Anthem to be sung by Colleen Wright
6:35 p.m.: Varsity soccer match between LWW and LWE
7:15 p.m.: Halftime of LWW/LWE varsity match
Presentation of Fall 2016 “Kick for a Cure” donation to Larry Johnson
Tinley-Frankfort Soccer Club will scrimmage on north half of field
Legacy Soccer Club will scrimmage on south half of field
*Raffle winners will be announced during halftime of the varsity match.
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