BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – In partnership with Go4theGoal, and in support of the fight to end pediatric cancer, the Birmingham-Southern and Centre women's soccer teams will "Lace Up for Pediatric Cancer" and wear gold laces in their match on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
"Nick Kelleher from Go4theGoal reached out to me about participating in Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer," said BSC assistant coach Katelyn Geddings. "I have participated in events like this with other schools and I feel that it brings your team together a little more when you are all fighting for something like pediatric cancer. We sometimes forget that others are experiencing things much worse than we are and to be able to lace up with Centre College and play for all the children suffering from pediatric cancer is amazing! I hope that with BSC and Centre participating we can both raise awareness to those around us."
Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer®, a project started by Go4theGoal, began in 2011 after a New Jersey youth soccer team decided they wanted to make a difference in the battle against childhood cancer. In the years since, teams of every sport and at every competition level across the country have worn gold laces to raise awareness for kids with cancer.
The gold laces cost $5 per pair with $4 from every pair of laces and 100 percent of donations going directly to Go4theGoal programs, which aim to make a difference in the everyday lives of kids battling cancer.
Since 2007, Go4theGoal has funded over a million dollars for research into cancer treatments and cures.
The match between Birmingham-Southern and Centre is scheduled to kickoff at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday.