KICKS Against Breast Cancer

Women's collegiate soccer raises funds this weekend

Mark your calendar for this Sunday, April 26 for the inaugural Soldier Field KICKS Against Breast Cancer collegiate soccer invitational. Female athletes from seven regional universities including  University of Illinois, Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University, Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin (Madison), Marquette University, and DePaul University will participate to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and treatment.
Games begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The general admission price is $10 per person and includes access to the Soldier Field Fan Zone, where fans can interact with coaches, players, sponsors and more.
And, calling all soccer moms: a clinic will also be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to teach the basics of soccer and provide inside tips to parents, aspiring coaches and players.
Founded by Louise Waxler, the KICKS Against Breast Cancer Tournament honors the memory of Claudia Mayer, who died of breast cancer at age 47 in 1996.
Children's Memorial Research Center of Chicago will share in the 25 percent of the proceeds from Soldier Field KICKS Against Breast Cancer event.


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