Motivated by a special cause this year, Harborfields’ girls soccer teams raised over $10,000 for the “Kicks for Cancer” program, collecting donations to benefit a family of Harborfields High School students who recently lost their mother to cancer.
Adopted by the Suffolk County Girls Soccer Coaches Association, “Kicks for Cancer” raises funds for families with loved ones directly impacted by the disease.
This year, the Harborfields girls soccer teams collected donations in the name of Audrey Davis, who lost her battle with cancer this past summer. The four Davis children attend Harborfields High School and the youngest, Julia Davis, is a member of the girls soccer team.
The teams coordinated a number of highly successful fundraisers, which culminated in a specially designated “Kicks for Cancer” league game. During the game, the Harborfields varsity girls team claimed a 6-0 victory against Rocky Point High School and earned a spot in the Suffolk County playoffs. Motivated by a shared goal the soccer players held close to their hearts, their fundraising efforts well surpassed donations raised in previous years.
“Their energy and drive were contagious,” Harborfields High School Assistant Principal Jami Goldstein said. “Their spirit was felt through the school as they organized and championed each fundraising event.”
The final tally was $10,298.93, buoyed largely by a $1,000-per-goal pledge.