KICKS FOR A CURE: A BENEFIT FOR LIZ’S LEGACY CANCER FUND
2020 VIRTUAL BAGS DONATION TOURNAMENT
Kicks for a Cure is excited to continue our annual bags tournament in 2020 through a virtual format! From September 14-September 28 we invite you to “register” your team in the form of a donation. All individuals, teams, and businesses who donate at an entry level will be recognized on our website and at the Kicks for a Cure Annual Event in April.
Then, on Sunday, September 27, we encourage all team donor participants to recognize our annual bags tournament for ‘KFAC Bags Day’ by getting outdoors. Send pictures of your social distanced ‘Bags Day’ celebration to Kicksforacure04@gmail.com.
For the past 5 years, Kicks for a Cure has hosted a Bags Tournament as our Annual Fall Event. This fund-raiser started in 2015 with Korey and Kara Karnes originating the event in their hometown of Chicago. In the spring of 2019, we held our first Omaha Beer & Bags event and have been thrilled to continue the tradition of raising more than $4000 at this annual event. Beer & Bags has become a fabulous friend and fund-raiser and we appreciate your past participation and support!
Raising money to fight cancer is the primary goal of Kicks for a Cure. Proceeds from the events go directly to the Liz’s Legacy Fund for local cancer research.
The Kicks for a Cure weekend, which is kicked-off with a party on Friday evening, honors Liz Karnes and her love of soccer. Saturday’s soccer games (featuring local teams) offer an opportunity for families to cheer on the athletes and spread awareness for a great and important cause.
Funds from the weekend go directly to cancer research at the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and the Hereditary Cancer Center at Creighton University in Omaha. Heading into its 15th year, proceeds from past events total an impressive $3,200,000.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR MISSION.
WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOUR HELP AND GENEROUS DONATIONS
The Kick-OFF Party
KFAC Bags & Beer
Cocktails for Kicks
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US RAISE OVER $450,000 IN 2019
A huge thank you to all Kicks for a Cure sponsors, volunteers, players, coaches and fans who made the 2019 event an overwhelming success. Your donations are making a difference in our community! Tami and Tom McNeil hosted the 2019 Kick-OFF Party on Friday, April 13th at the Marriott Downtown. The event was attended by approximately 700 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 Awards. The highlight of the evening was the was the presentation of the Inspiration Award to Dr. Henry Lynch and Dr. Kenneth Cowan. It was also announced that 2019 proceeds brought the 14-year total of the event to $3,200,000.
2020 HONORARY CHAIRS
SANDY & PAUL EPSTEIN
This year’s Honorary Chairs are longtime supporters of Kicks for a Cure and are involved, committed leaders in the Omaha community!
In 2006, Sandy chaired the first Kicks for a Cure event to honor her friendship with Liz Karnes. Since then, the Epsteins have been involved and generous in raising money and awareness for Kicks for a Cure.
Paul was owner and president of Nebraska Wine and Spirits before retiring and has been very generous to nearly every non-profit in the city! He is past president of temple Israel and CED and he and Sandy have served as the Jewish Federation Campaign Chairs. Paul has served on the Jewish Federation Foundation Board and with YPO and Meals on Wheels.
Sandy’s involvements are too numerous to list with leadership positions with Omaha Childrens’ Museum, Make-A-Wish, Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, Aksarben Womens’ Ball Committee and Remembering the Fallen. She has worked with Treat the Troops; the Rainbow House, YPO, Meals on Wheels and Childrens’ Hospital & Medical Center.
Sandy and Paul are thrilled to serve as Honorary Chairs while their daughter and son-in-law Carrie and Brandon Tauber serve as the 2020 Event Chairs!