Annual "Kick for a Cure" Event scheduled for Thursday, May 5thTuesday, May 3, 2016
On Thursday, May 5th at 5:30 PM, Lincoln-Way West will be hosting Lincoln-Way North in the annual "Kick for a Cure" Event. Since 2010, over $20,000 has been raised by all four Lincoln-Way Boys and Girls Soccer Programs; the money has been donated to Silver Cross Cancer Foundation. At halftime on Thursday, a representative for Silver Cross will receive the schools' donation.
Lincoln-Way North head coach Mike Murphy says, "Lincoln-Way North and Lincoln-Way West soccer programs are grateful for the support we received from the community and parents throughout the years. It is a great feeling to give back to the community." He continues, "This game is a great avenue to teach our athletes that there is something more to fight for, other than a win or a loss. As coaches, we stress sportsmanship and making the correct decisions on and off the field. This game reinforces the true principles of interscholastic sports."
This is the seventh year that the soccer teams from North and West, coached by Mike Murphy and Jeff Theiss, have raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Currently, "Kick for a Cure" has joined forces with five local youth soccer clubs in the fight against breast cancer. These clubs include the Chicago Fire Juniors, Legacy SC, Manhattan Ignite, Tinley Frankfort SC and Windy City Pride. Additionally, there are parent volunteers, Junior ROTC and over 100 Lincoln-Way athletes who participate in the event.
Theiss comments, "Having the opportunity to witness our community come together throughout these past seven years to fight a bigger cause has truly been a rewarding experience. As I say every year, although we have different campuses, the success of this event is yet another reminder the Lincoln-Way Community is still one family."
Bri Heyer is a co-captain for Lincoln-Way West's Girls Varsity Soccer team, along with Madison Mikalauski and Brittany Stover. She says, "The BCA is not only a fun rivalry between LWW and LWN, but it's a great way to help out for those in need. There is no greater feeling than knowing that you can make a difference on and off the field. It is a great way for two of the Lincoln-Way schools to come together and help out, and has been a major success over the last few years."
A schedule of the night's events can be found below:
4:30 PM: LWW/LWN Junior Varsity Match on Grass Fields East of Stadium
4:40 PM: Chicago Fire Juniors Scrimmage on North half of Stadium Field
4:40 PM: Legacy Soccer Club Scrimmage on South half of Stadium Field
5:00 PM: Field is open for LWW and LWN to start warm up
5:20 PM: Presentation of Colors by the Lincoln-Way Junior ROTC
5:22 PM: World Cup Introductions/Names read of those affected by cancer
-LWW will be escorted by Legacy SC
-LWN will be escorted by Chicago Fire Juniors
5:28 PM: National Anthem – Lincoln-Way West Singer
5:30 PM: Varsity Soccer Match: LWW vs LWN
6:10 PM: At half time of the LWW/LWN Varsity Match:
-Manhattan Ignite will scrimmage themselves on the middle third of field
-Tinley Frankfort Soccer Club will scrimmage themselves on the North third of field
-Windy City Pride will scrimmage themselves on the South third of field.
-LWW and LWN captains will present Kevin Lane from the Silver Cross Cancer Foundation with the check from year's BCA Event.
*Raffle winners will be announced during the 2nd half of the Varsity Match between LWN and LWW