THE ANNUAL KICKS FOR A CURE WEEKEND
April 14-15, 2023
The annual event is “kicked off” with an auction and program on Friday night at the Omaha Marriott Downtown, 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. In 2023, we are also proud to partner with the Alliance Soccer Tournament for the third year in a row, 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 Lynch Comprehensive Cancer Research Center at Creighton University in Omaha. In 2022, the event raised $420,000! Past events total an impressive $4,100,000.
2023 ANNUAL EVENT
The annual KFAC auction and event was a success in 2022! Our 2023 event information is listed here.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Auction and Program
April 14, 2023
Marriott Downtown Omaha
Local College and High School Games
April 15, 2023
Creighton’s Morrison Stadium
Alliance Youth Soccer Tournament
April 28-30, 2023
The Deardorff Family: John, Beth & Goeffrey Green, and Tyler
2023 SOCCER EXHIBITION DAY
College and High School teams and matchups will be announced soon! Games will be played at Creighton’s Morrison on Saturday, April 15.
These exhibition games are open to the public!
2023 GAME SCHEDULE
High School Girls: Skutt Catholic vs. Millard West
High School Boys: Omaha Central vs. Elkhorn South High School
College Women: Creighton vs. UNO
College Men: Creighton vs. UNO
2022 Annual Soccer Clinic
Kicks for a Cure, in partnership with Soccer for the World, held our annual soccer clinic inconjuction with our annual event. Players from the Creighton men and women soccer teams ran the clinic on Friday, April 22. Local organizations that had kids participate were Girls, Inc.; NorthStar; and Completely Kids.
2022 Dave Karnes Inspiration Award Winner
The Karnes Family
The Dave Karnes Inspiration Award (previously The Inspiration Award) was renamed in 2022 to honor Kicks for a Cure’s late co-founder, Dave Karnes. Dave passed away in late 2020 from cancer. Kicks for a Cure was honored to present his family with the first award for 2022 as they have played just as large of a part in our organization as Dave had.
The Dave Karnes 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.