‘Kicking it for Cancer’ tournament returns

Published 6:20 pm Thursday, March 2, 2023

The Smithfield Soccer Club will revive its “Kicking it for Cancer” charity tournament this weekend.

Last year, the club hosted over 40 teams at Nike Park in Carrollton, some from as far away as North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

This year, participation is up to 48 teams, including one from Lunenberg County, more than 80 miles west of Carrollton.

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Club Treasurer Shawn Baughman said last year’s event netted close to $9,500 for Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society with chapters nationwide.

This year’s participants include boys and girls teams ranging in age from 9 to 14.

The games will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, with the final game each day starting at 4 p.m.

This year will mark the 11th annual Kicking it for Cancer tournament.