The annual Kicks Against Cancer fundraiser will return in early January to benefit Camp Okizu, the nonprofit organization that provides outdoor activities and programs to families with children battling cancer. In addition to being affected by the wave of closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Camp Okizu was also impacted by the North Complex fire that ravaged Northern California in fall 2020. Last week, Camp Okizu announced plans to host both in-person and virtual activities in 2022.
For this year’s Kicks Against Cancer fundraiser, the boys and girls varsity soccer teams partnered with Chipotle, located at 1645 Saratoga Ave., Ste. 10, San Jose, raising more than $800. Customers who visited the restaurant on Monday afternoon donated a portion of the cost of their purchases by mentioning to the cashier that they were participating in the Kicks Against Cancer fundraiser. A special promo code was used for online orders. Students are selling T-shirts and baked goods during the week of Jan. 4 and on the day of the Kicks Against Cancer soccer games on Jan. 7 at Davis Field, which will start at 3 p.m. as the JV boys soccer team takes on Menlo. Girls varsity will take the field at 4:30 p.m. to face Monte Vista Christian and boys varsity will play Menlo at 6:30 p.m.