Kick-It Champion

About the Kick-It Champion Program

Kick-It was started in 2009 by a 10-year old cancer patient that decided to hold a neighborhood kickball game to raise money for research. Events are now being held in schools, stadiums and parks all over the country and as far away as Australia. Kick-It is more than just playing kickball, it is about people coming together to cure pediatric cancer. In addition to the traditional kickball events, we are excited to introduce our Kick-It Champion program.

Ohio All-State football player, Matt Colella who battled cancer as a middle school student, started the Kick-It Champion program, by asking others to pledge a dollar amount for each point he made as his team’s kicker. His commitment to help others inspired his community and athletes around the country to become Kick-It Champions for children with cancer.

As Kick-It Champions, athletes make a personal pledge and/or challenge friends, family, colleagues and fans to pledge a dollar amount for each point, lap, goal, etc. achieved throughout the season. Personalized web pages can be set up in just a few minutes, all materials are provided and Kick-It coaches are available to help every step of the way.

Your Stats Can Change These Stats:
43 children are diagnosed with cancer each and every day in the United Sates
1 in 5 children with cancer will not survive 5 years
Cancer kills more children than any other disease

Dedicate your season to children with cancer and become a Kick-It Champion 

For more information on becoming a Kick-It Champion email Brian Myers at bmyers@jgcf.org