Once again Cats Kick Kids Cancer is involved with several fundraising efforts in support of pediatric cancer research. Members of Saint Ignatius High School have promoted pediatric cancer research through the Cleveland-based Kick-It foundation
since its inception almost a decade ago. Led by Theology faculty members Tom Healey '77 and Jim Brennan '85, we raise funds in honor of those Saint Ignatius students who have succumbed to this dreaded disease and hope to be a part of the cure that will save the lives of young people, including future Wildcats.
You can help by being a part of our fundraisers and by encouraging our young men to get involved in events throughout the year, especially in our annual Kick-It kickball tournament. Listed below are some details about events that help in our fundraising efforts:
- Fundraising Effort #1: the fifth annual Notre Dame football ticket raffle. Each year we raffle off two tickets to a Notre Dame football game along with hotel accommodations. This year the two tickets are for the ND-USC game on October 21 at 7:30 pm. Raffle chances are $20 each, 3 chances for $50, 10 chances for $100 and 25 for $200. Those will be available throughout the school day, beginning Tuesday, in 223 Loyola Hall. Tickets can also be purchased by mailing a check made out to Saint Ignatius High School (with phone number) to Mr. Healey at the school's address and the appropriate number of chances will be placed in the barrel. The winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, October 6th and the winner will be notified by phone.
- Fundraising Effort #2: Saint Ignatius Football Team Kick-It for Cancer 2017. Wildcat kicker Matt Trickett is using his strong leg to help raise money for pediatric cancer research through pledges for each of the points he scores throughout the season. Go to the team's page at https://www.kick-it.org/games/2017/08/2017-st-ignatius-football-team to pledge. The kicker's pledge started several years ago with kicker and cancer survivor Matt Colella '14 and is part of a growing movement among high school, college and pro kickers.
- Fundraising Effort #3: the ninth annual Kick-It for Kevin kickball tournament. Each spring groups of students form kickball teams and raise money on-line through the Kick-It website. The tournament is named for the late Kevin Healey '07 who battled cancer from his senior year until the end of his sophomore year at Notre Dame. The tournament allows hundreds of our students to have fun playing kickball in the knowledge that their families and friends have sponsored them through pledges to Kick-It's cancer research efforts. This tournament is our main fundraiser and it shares its name with a parallel tournament held each fall at Notre Dame.
- Fundraising Effort #?: each year is unique and we have had a number of fundraisers that come and go depending on the brainstorming of each year's students. If you or your son has an idea please let us know.
Thanks for your help with this worthy cause and if you have any questions please send me an email or stop by and see me on Back-to-School night.
Let us pray that our work will help save lives.