EVENTS

THE ANNUAL KICKS FOR A CURE WEEKEND

April 22-23, 2022

Save the date for the weekend of April 22. The annual event will be “kicked off” with an auction and program on Friday night followed by exciting local high school and college soccer matches on Saturday. 

The Kicks for a Cure weekend honors Liz Karnes and her love of soccer. Traditionally 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. For the second year, we are also proud to partner with the Alliance Soccer Tournament where over 75 youth teams will compete. Proceeds raised from the tournament will be directed to local pediatric cancer research.

Funds from the auction and event go directly to cancer research at the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and the Hereditary Cancer Center at Creighton University in Omaha. Past events total an impressive $3,700,000.

2022 ANNUAL EVENT

The annual KFAC auction and event “kicks off” on Friday with an auction and program to generate excitement for the local high school and college soccer matches scheduled for the next day as well as the Alliance Youth Soccer Tournament on a separate weekend!

WHEN:

April 22 – 23, 2021

WHERE:

Marriott Downtown Omaha and Creighton’s Morrison Stadium

RESERVATIONS:

Sponsor now or check back later!

Ticker Purchasers will receive additional benefits

EVENT CHAIRS:

Morgan Thomsen Boler

Catherine Wieczorek

HONORARY CHAIRS:

Annie and Ken Bird

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Melissa Regan

2022 SOCCER EXHIBITION DAY

This year, high school games will be played at Creighton’s Morrison.

These exhibition games are open to the public!

GAME SCHEDULE

TBD – Please check back later!

2020/2021 Inspiration Award Winner

Steve and Barb Durham

“We are really involved [in Kicks for a Cure] because of Liz and Dave and our lifelong friendship with the Karnes. A few years ago I didn’t have any idea what oncology was. Having experienced what I have been through and especially what Liz had to endure has made me extremely passionate about finding a cure.” – Steve Durham

Steve Durham, an Omaha native, and his wife, Barb, currently resides in Clear Lake, TX. They have two sons, one daughter, and six grand children. Steve is a cancer survivor. 

The Inspiration Award is presented to an individual, family or group that has contributed significantly to the success of the KFAC event and its efforts to increase cancer awareness locally and statewide.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS FOR MAKING THIS WEEKEND A POSSIBILITY. WE ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO HAVE SUCH OUTSTANDING PARTNERS IN THE OMAHA COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT KICKS FOR A CURE!

GALLERY

OTHER EVENTS

KICKS FOR A CURE BAGS AND BEER

Fall 2019 Bags and Beers Tournament at Pint Nine Brewery

WHAT:

Our 2020 Annual Bags Tournament will be held in a virtual format by registering “teams” in the form of a donation

WHEN:

September 14-28 Team Registration

September 27 KFAC Bags Day “Sunday Funday”

WHERE:

From the comfort of your own home!

OTHER INFORMATION:

Send your 2020 KFAC Bags Day “Sunday Funday” photos to kicksforacur04@gmail.com

COCKTAILS FOR KICKS

Come learn more about Kicks for a Cure and the over $3.4 million raised to support local cancer research. Kicks is a charitable program that supports cancer research, education, and patient care in the Omaha Area.

WHEN:

TBD

WHERE:

Morrison Stadium

 

SPECIAL GUEST:

TBD