Langley soccer fans united to kick cancer

Langley’s soccer community will take aim at cancer next month in Willoughby.

On Saturday, June 21, Langley United Soccer Association is playing host to the first annual Langley United KICK Cancer fundraising match to battle pediatric cancer.  

Funds raised from this 24 hour-long soccer kick-around will be directed to the BC Cancer Foundation, to support leading-edge research at the BC Cancer Agency which is aimed at finding a cure for pediatric cancers.

The event at Willoughby Community Park will kick off at noon on Saturday, June 21, with one-hour time slots running in the afternoon, evening, and overnight.

It wraps up with the finale at noon on Sunday, June 22.

“The Langley United KICK Cancer 24-hour soccer fundraising match is modeled on the successful 24-hour relay, in that this will be a fun way for the

Langley and Fraser Valley soccer community to come together to raise money to fight pediatric cancers,” Langley United president Dave Kasper said. “It will also be a lot of fun for families, as many families will be camping overnight on site in a tent city, and there will be action into the evening and overnight, before the match concludes with the final kick at 12 noon on Sunday.”

Kasper added that anyone in the community is invited to register and “join in the fun for a great cause.”

This all ages, 24-hour soccer relay will see players ranging in age from four years old to seniors participate by playing soccer or by just kicking a ball for a few minutes.

While the event will be organized with one-hour time slots, participants can put any small amount of time in.

The event is open to anyone in the community including players, coaches, parents, families, and anyone else wishing to participate and fundraise for the BC Cancer Foundation.

Players can sign up as individuals, create a team, or join an existing team.

A $20 donation to the BC Cancer Foundation is suggested to take part in this event.

The youngest age groups will be scheduled to participate during daylight hours, with older groups taking part in the evening, overnight, and in the morning leading up to the Sunday noon finale.

The aim is to develop the Langley United KICK Cancer 24 hour match into an annual soccer fundraiser, to support the fight against pediatric cancers.

Registration for the Langley United KICK Cancer event is now open and donations are being accepted.

More information can be had at langleyunited.com, or by going to the official sign up page at the BC Cancer Foundation website, bccancerfoundation.com.

Questions about the event can be directed to info@luysa.com

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