AliveAndKickathon Jersey 2012
EVENT DATE: Oct 05, 2012
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Dec 01, 2013
AliveAndKickathanks? We are overwhelmed with the turnout and support we recieved this weekend, but a simple thank you just doesn't seem like enough. Over the course of 24 hours, more than 430 players took the field, in some cases, two fields. Kids as young as six took to the pitch for our cause. Aside from an hour between 3:30-4:30am Saturday morning, there were players on the field for the whole event. The midnight hour saw 44+ guys. The Red Bulls did a great job of entertaining those younger and older, and smiles were everywhere. We hope you are motivated to do something for yourself, and for your friends and family.
So now what? Well, I need another favor. Tell people. Tell them you were there for the first, and why you did it. Tell them how cool it was playing under the stars and the skyline, or at sunrise, or just being there with friends. Then tell them to go to the Website to participate further, pickup some swag, and maybe make a donation.
The AliveAndKickathon game day shirts are now on sale on the web site. If you got a grey and want a white, or vice versa, here's your chance. And there are blues as well. The bracelets are there, and if you didn't get an autographed Colonder, we can mail you one as well. The event may have ended, but the fundraising for AliveAndKickathon Jersey doesn't close until December 1.
Word of the AliveAndKickathon has spread throughout the country. Over the next several weeks and months, we will begin implementing AliveAndKickathons in locations far, and some near. Places like Brooklyn and Atlanta are in the works and others should be announced shortly. You have made this possible, and our gratitude is heartfelt. I'm fond of saying AliveAndKickn is a "movement." Please help us to continue our mission.
Twenty-four hours of soccer. Yeah soccer. Proceeds go to colon and genetic colon cancer awareness, prevention, early detection, and treatment. Yeah, colon cancer.
Here’s what you probably don’t know:
Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer overall, and #1 cancer killer among non-smokers. Seriously. Almost as many women die of colon cancer as breast cancer. Not joking. So if you think it’s an old man’s disease, think again. People under age 50 getting colorectal cancer has risen 4% a year for decades.
AliveAndKickn is doing something about it. Together with the Hackensack University Medical Center, we’re doing an AliveAndKickathon!! The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is consistently one of the top cancer centers in the country. A portion of net proceeds go directly to HUMC.
Here’s what you can do:
Register for the event. Play an hour. Play another hour. Bring your friends, kids, parents, and grandparents. Bring your team, fraternity, sorority, neighbors. Get sponsors to donate. Volunteer.
$30 gets you an hour on the pitch, a soccer bag, a way-cool AliveAndKickn t-shirt, ANK bracelet (you’ll actually be proud to wear our swag around town after). So you get like $193 worth of stuff, and get to play for an hour, all for $30. Obviously we’re gonna have players of the same age groups play against each other, but level of skill is irrelevant. Seriously, even if you suck, no one will judge you. Well, maybe some will judge you. This is fun for a cause. Special goalie shirts for those willing to stand between the pipes. Knuckleheads who play in the middle of the night get bonus points. Kids who show up at the crack of dawn get temporary tattoos. Even if you don’t play, you can still fundraise and participate.
Visit the AliveAndKickn Website.
Click here if you're Interested in Volunteering at the 2012 Jersey AliveAndKickathon.
Hourly schedule of the event is Here.