Our mission is to raise awareness and funds in support of local cancer research at Creighton University Hereditary Cancer Center and UNMC Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center for the treatment and prevention of cancer, while promoting active, healthy lifestyles.
Thank you to everyone who made the 2016 kicks for a Cure a success! We are so grateful for the support of our participating teams, fabulous sponsors and all those who attended the events this past weekend. Thanks to each of you, we are one step closer to kicking cancer!
Thank you for helping us raise over $400,000 in 2016
A huge Thank You to all Kicks for a Cure sponsors, volunteers, players, coaches and fans who made the 2016 event an overwhelming success. Your donations are making a difference in our community!
The eleventh annual Kicks for a Cure dinner and soccer exhibition, a benefit for the Liz’s Legacy Cancer Fund, was held April 22-23, 2016.
Tami and Tom McNeil hosted the 2016 banquet on Friday, April 22 at the Baxter Arena. The event was attended by approximately 730 people who enjoyed a unique experience where attendees interacted with participating players in a family-oriented environment. The evening included the presentation of the Liz Karnes Memorial Scholarship Award. The highlight of the evening was presenting the check by First National Bank. It was also announced that 2016 proceeds brought the 11-year total of the event to $2,513,199. On April 23, Green Plains, Inc. was our Game Day Sponsor. This year was the first time that the soccer games were held at two soccer stadiums, UNO Caniglia and Creighton Morrison. Over 1,000 fans attended the six games at both fields, which included eight high school teams and 4 college teams. Next year our event will be held on April 21-22, 2017. OMAHA GIVES is coming up in May. Please remember Kicks for a Cure when you donate. There are opportunities for matching funds with OMAHA GIVES. Stay tuned.
2017 PARTICIPATING TEAMS
Marian vs Elkhorn South
at Caniglia Field (UNO Main Campus) 230 pm
Skutt vs Millard West
at Morrison Stadium (Creighton Campus) 500 pm
Creighton vs UNO
at Caniglia Field (UNO Main Campus) 500 pm
Creighton Prep vs Westside
at Morrison Stadium (Creighton Campus) 230 pm
Central vs Columbus Scotus
at Caniglia Field (UNO Main Campus) 1200 pm
Creighton vs UNO
at Morrison Stadium (Creighton Campus) 730 pm
2017 HONORARY CHAIRS
Gary and Kathy Gates