[Update II] The final total the US Girls Soccer Team raised for the American Cancer Society at their Kicks Against Cancer fundraiser held on January 13, 2010 is $3,787!
Jan. 22, 2010:
The varsity girls and boys soccer teams raised a total of approximately $2,500 for the American Red Cross last week with their special Kicks Against Cancer fundraiser, which culminated with the teams’ respective games against Pinewood School and Crystal Springs Uplands School. Raised through a variety of means, the money will go toward breast cancer prevention.
Organizers leveraged a number of different methods to raise the amount, including selling tickets to the games, raffling prizes from local merchants and selling commemorative ribbons that were displayed during the game.
Faculty and staff also pledged to donate $150 for every goal scored by Harker, and each game featured a halftime penalty kick contest in which participants paid a dollar for a chance to score a goal against each team’s goalkeeper.
At the upper school assembly on Jan. 19, Chris Collins, assistant to the director of athletics, received a special commemorative soccer ball to honor her hard work in ensuring that Kicks Against Cancer was a success.
Jan. 7, 2010:
A number of organizations at Harker have run anti-cancer fundraisers over the years, and now an athletic team is joining the effort. The upper school varsity girls and boys soccer squads are currently raising funds for their “Kicks Against Cancer” games on Jan. 13 at Davis Field. The girls varsity soccer team will play Pinewood School at 4:30 p.m., and the boys will play Crystal Springs Uplands School at 6:30 p.m.
The admission charge of $10 will include a pink T-shirt (while supplies last) commemorating the event. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each. Prizes will include, among other things, a signed jersey and ball from the San Jose Earthquakes, a bowling party, gift cards and Harker apparel. Attendees can also purchase a commemorative ribbon with an optional personal message, which will be displayed on Davis Field on the day of the event. All proceeds raised from the event will go toward breast cancer research and prevention.
All items will be available for purchase at the games, or during lunchtime in the days leading up to the event, at the Edge on the Saratoga campus. Items can be purchased with cash. Purchases of $10 or more can be charged to a student account. Donations can be sent on The Harker School’s Saratoga campus to Troy Thiele, girls varsity soccer coach and upper school math teacher. Coach Thiele can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks should be made payable to The Harker School.