EVENTS

THE ANNUAL KICKS FOR A CURE WEEKEND

Mark your calendars for the 2021 Kicks for a Cure Weekend and NO SHOW auction, April 12-18, 2021!

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. This 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 will 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 16th year, proceeds from past events total an impressive $3,400,000.

2021 KICK-OFF PARTY

The NO SHOW auction and event offers the opportunity for everyone to generate excitement for the weekend’s soccer festivities and Alliance Youth Soccer Tournament. The weeks long virtual event will also allow our supporters the opportunity to come together with the same common goal – to KICK cancer.

WHEN:

April 12 – 18, 2021

WHERE:

Givesmart Auction Site

RESERVATIONS:

NONE Needed

Ticker Purchasers will receive additional benefits

EVENT CHAIRS:

Sarah McGowan

Denise Hazelrigg

HONORARY CHAIRS:

Greg and Karen VanDyke

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Brenda Christensen

2021 SOCCER EXHIBITION DAY

This year, high school games will be played at home sites. Certain COVID-19 restrictions may be in place limiting attendance.

Traditionally Saturday’s soccer games are held at University of Nebraska Omaha’s Caniglia Field and these exhibition games are open to the public!

GAME SCHEDULE

March 25, 5pm – Westside vs. Marian Girls @ Westside
April 15, 5pm – Millard West vs. Bellevue West Girls @ Millard West
April 16, 7pm – Elkhorn South vs. Omaha Central Girls @ Elkhorn South
April 17, TBD – Skutt vs. Millard North Girls @ Skutt
Skutt vs. Papio South Boys @ Skutt

2020 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