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Kick for the Cure Soccer Tournament

Sun, Sep 01, 2013 starting at 10:00 AM - Mon, Sep 02, 2013 starting at 10:00 AM
 

Labor Day weekend "Coaches vs Cancer" benefit for American Cancer Society 

Parkland College Men’s Soccer will host the 3rd annual Kick for the Cure soccer tournament, to benefit the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer, Sept. 1 and 2 at Urbana High School’s Blackman Field in Urbana.
 
Saturday
10 am - IWU vs Lincoln
12 pm - Cincinnati State vs Parkland
2 pm - ICC vs Laramie
4 pm - North Iowa vs Jefferson
6 pm - Kankakee vs Heartland

Sunday
10 am - Laramie vs Jefferson
12 pm - Cincinnati State vs Heartland
2 pm - IWU vs Parkland
4 pm - Lincoln vs North Iowa
6 pm - Kankakee vs ICC
 
Nine college soccer teams representing Illinois, Iowa, and Ohio will participate in the two-day tournament, which runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday. Cobras Men’s Soccer Coach Mark Sikora said teams hope to raise $3,000 during this event, to help make a difference in the fight against cancer.

“Cancer has touched many of us. This invitational helps support cancer research and families touched by cancer, and brings top-level college soccer to our community,” he said. “This is going to be a great time and nearly 1,000 minutes of top-notch soccer playing!”

While donations will be taken at the event, an online donation site is also available to make it easy for anyone who wants to support the effort. To donate online, visit the “Parkland College Kick for the Cure” link. “Friends and family can list their donations for particular players and possibly in the memory of a loved one or in support of a current survivor,” Sikora said.

The American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Additional information is available at coachesvscancerIllinois.com or by calling Amanda German at the American Cancer Society at 217/356-9076 or Amanda.german@cancer.org.

For more information about Parkland College Kick for the Cure, contact Sikora at 217/369-1171 or msikora@parkland.edu.
 
 

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