The Kick Cancer Soccer Camp is a camp with a purpose! Its mission is to bring together children/youth and to pair them up with top area soccer players and coaches for a day of soccer fun while raising funds to support pediatric cancer research. Last year, over 350 campers from across Texas participated raising nearly $20,000 to support pediatric cancer research. San Antonio’s camp successfully raised over $4,000!
San Antonio’s camp was founded in 2013 to honor and remember Nicolas “Nico” Ramírez Castro. Nico—a talented, witty, caring and athletic boy—dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player. However, Nico’s dreams were cut short when he lost his courageous battle against a rare cancer on November 18, 2012, at the age of 11.
Each year in the U.S., an estimated 15,780 children are diagnosed with cancer. This heartbreaking disease continues to scar families and communities. This is why Nico’s parents, Lourdes and Jorge Ramirez have dedicated themselves to combating this terrible illness—to remember Nico’s love of life, his compassion for others, and his passion for soccer; and to stand with families facing childhood cancer today.
1) Register your children, grandchildren or kids from your neighborhood.
a) To register visit the Curing Children’s Cancer Fund website: www.cccfund.org.
b) You can also register by completing the attached form and sending it to the following address: 3114 Knight Robin Drive, San Antonio Texas 78209 by May 15, 2016.
2) Donate to sponsor low-income children that would like to participate in the camp but don’t have the means to attend.
a) To make a donation visit Curing Children’s Cancer Fund website: www.cccfund.org. To support 1 child, provide a $60 donation. To support 5 children, please provide a $300 donation.
b) You can also mail-in your donation by completing the attached donation form and mailing it to Curing Children’s Cancer Fund P.O. Box 917 Simonton, Texas 77476.
**To ensure that your donation is applied to the SA Kick Cancer Camp, please indicate that the donation is in memory of Nico Ramirez.
3) Promote the camp through your networks, soccer clubs, and school communities