Lee Lady Flames Hosts Kickin It For Kids With Cancer – September 11

The Lady Flames, Lee University’s elite women’s soccer team, will host a benefit game on Sept. 11 to raise funds for the Austin Hatcher Foundation (AHF) for Pediatric Cancer, whose local care center, Hatch’s House of Hope, provides children and their families with the tools needed to cope and thrive at the onset of pediatric cancer.

Winners of four NAIA national championships, the Lady Flames have used early-season games to showcase the AHF’s “Kickin’ It for Kids with Cancer” event for the past five years. This year’s benefit game is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, against Newberry College at the Lee Soccer Field.

“Along with enjoying an exciting night of soccer, families who attend the game will enjoy a host of other fun activities, half-time entertainment, and refreshments, all while making a difference in the lives of many families affected by this disease,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation President, Amy Jo Osborn.

Leading up to the game, team members will raise money by selling “Kickin’ It” shirts.

The game date ties in with September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare diseases, and help rally support to give kids with cancer better outcomes by supporting ground-breaking research.

“This is a fund-raising initiative that is close to our hearts, in large part because it’s close to our home,” said Amy Jo Osborn, president of the Austin Hatcher Foundation. “The Lady Flames’ efforts to benefit the Foundation have been outstanding, a true example of a community coming together for a worthwhile cause. We are so very grateful to the good people at Lee University, and to all of our neighbors in Cleveland, for everything they do around this project.”


For more information about the AHF, visit www.hatcherfoundation.org  or contact the foundation via email at amyjo@hatcherfoundation.org.


For more information about Kickin It For Kids With Caner 2015, follow and like the Lady Flames “Kickin’ It” Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/KickinItForKidsWithCancer.


 PHOTO: Pictured here is Lady Flame Stephanie Surgener during the 2013 Kickin’ It For Kids With Cancer game while fans wearing their Kickin’ It shirts fill the stand