In 2007, Lois Wells, the mother of Concord Carlisle High School Assistant boys soccer coach Steve Wells passed away from Ovarian Cancer. As a response, Head Coach Ray Pavlik decided to honor Steve and Lois by organizing a soccer game between Concord Carlisle and Boston Latin which raised $8000 for the fight against this disease.
That was just the beginning. This one soccer game has became an amazing 3 day fundraiser called KICKS FOR CANCER in which High School soccer teams from across the Greater Boston area come to Concord for a one day event that lasts from 9:30 am to 10:30 PM and has even more intensity then a State Championship game. In addition there is a Pink Dance on Friday evening and Sunday there is a 5 kilometer road race in which 1800 people participated in last year.
Boys Soccer Coach Ray Pavlik and KICKS FOR CANCER Chair Trish Siefer will talk about this fundraiser on today's podcast . This event is really one of a kind and is a great example of how High School students can become passionately involved in something bigger than themselves.