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Kick It!

Jeff Garretson - August 25, 2016 3:03 pm

Photo courtesy of Love Chloe Foundation website

Photo courtesy of Love Chloe Foundation website

Salinans will gather for a chance to kick back at childhood cancers – by raising money to fight cancer with research in the 9th Annual Kickball Jam on September 10th.

Heidi Feyerherm-Smith, President of the Love, Chloe Foundation tells KSAL News that it is the same game we loved on the playground.

“It’s a game that everyone played in grade school, you go out for recess and play some kickball,” she said.

The one day tournament will take place at the East Crawford Playing Fields September 10, on Markley Road from 8am to 8pm.

Team registration fee is $300 and the deadline to sign up is Wednesday, August 31. The coed double elimination tournament is open for teams of 10 to 14 players. Each player will get a team shirt, lunch and will be eligible to win prizes.

Trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. We will also award a Team Spirit and Fundraising Trophy.

Funds raised help families with children who are diagnosed with cancer in several different ways, like the “Monkey In My Chair” program that provides a “monkey kit” to the school room when the child is away for treatment.

A stuffed monkey sits in the child’s seat to help classmates remember that their friend is away at the hospital.

The idea was born out of tragedy for Feyerherm-Smith after her daughter Chloe passed away following her battle with cancer.

Through the years she says she has been touched many times over from families that the Love, Chloe Foundation has connected with.

“Everything that we do when we get just one ‘thank you’ from a family makes everything worth it.”

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