Parkland College Kick For the Cure

$1,580 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 40 months
Ole Gunnar Sikora  CHAMPAIGN, IL
A few years ago I started this event for two main reasons. It was at the same time that Mickey Cler, our beloved secretary and all around great person, was going through cancer treatment and I wanted to find a way to pay her back for all she has done for our soccer program. As you may know, half of all men and one-third of all women in the US will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Cancer costs billions of dollars. It also costs us the people we love. Reducing barriers to cancer care is critical in the fight to eliminate suffering and death due to cancer. For many in our program, cancer has had an indescribable impact and our players wanted to do something about it. We are excited about the chance to fight against this terribly destructive force in America and we thank you for your support in helping the American Cancer Society fulfill their mission of being the "Official Sponsor of Birthdays."

The other reason was to build a high end men's college soccer tournament in the Midwest. We are into year three and while we are certainly growing in the second part,I believe that we can still do more more for the wonderful cause of Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society.

We have 10 college teams representing Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri and Wyoming this year and the competitive level continues to be very high. The finances, however, are always cost prohibitive with referee fees, field usage and staffing. While we are gaining corporate sponsorships for many of those items, our costs continue to grow and I am seeking any financial help that you are comfortable in giving. This is NOT a fundraiser for Parkland Soccer. Once our costs are covered, we are still looking to make the largest financial donation we can for Coaches vs. Cancer. If you would like to donate directly to us, you can still send a check to "Parkland College Men's Soccer" to 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign IL 61821 at any time.

We thank you in advance for your generosity and together we can Kick For the Cure!
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Update 15
Posted by Ole Gunnar Sikora
39 months ago
What a weekend! Parkland College 3rd Annual Kick for the Cure

Saturday Results:

Lincoln College 6 Ill. Wesleyan JV 1
Parkland 0 #8 Cincinnati State 0 2 ot
#7 ICC 4 #18 Laramie WY. 3
#13 Jefferson 3 North Iowa 1
Heartland 2 Kankakee 0

Sunday Results:

#13 Jefferson 2 #18 Laramie CC 1 2 ot
#8 Cincy State 5 Heartland 1
Parkland 5 Illinois Wesleyan JV 2
Lincoln College 4 North Iowa 1
#7 ICC 3 Kankakee 0
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Update 14
Posted by Ole Gunnar Sikora
39 months ago
Day two kicks off in 10 minutes! Laramie County (Wyoming) vs Jefferson (Missouri)
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Update 13
Posted by Ole Gunnar Sikora
39 months ago
Score update for Kick For the Cure
Illinois Wesleyan 1 - 6 Lincoln College
Cincinnati State 0 - 0 Parkland College
Laramie County 3-4 Illinois Central
You still have time to enter your chance to win a Portland Timbers autographed gear. Donate now!
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Update 12
Posted by Ole Gunnar Sikora
39 months ago
Score for Kick For the Cure
Illinois Wesleyan 1 - 6 Lincoln College
Cincinnati State 0 - 0 Parkland College
You still have time to enter your chance to win a Portland Timbers autographed gear. Donate now!
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$1,580 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 40 months
Created August 09, 2013
Ole Gunnar Sikora  
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Rod Lovett
39 months ago

Thanks for organizing this important and worthwhile event!

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39 months ago
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Brita Higgins
39 months ago
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charley sikora
39 months ago
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Adam Wilson
40 months ago

Great event. Glad I could help in some small way. Best of luck.

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40 months ago
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40 months ago
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