Men's soccer fights pediatric cancer for third straight year

Josh McKee photo
Josh McKee photo

The Hamilton College men's soccer team has determined that its NESCAC home game against Bates College on Saturday, Sept. 7 will benefit the Go4theGoal Foundation in the organization's fight against pediatric cancer.

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The Hamilton College men's soccer program has collaborated with Go4theGoal the past two years to raise more than $33,000 towards the fight against pediatric cancer in Central New York. The team raised more than $18,000 last season -- the largest amount ever raised by a single group for Go4theGoal -- and surpassed its previous record of more than $15,000 raised during the 2017 season.

Hamilton and Bates players will wear gold laces in their shoes for the game, which is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. on Love Field. All donations raised through Hamilton men's soccer will support children and their families in the local community. September has been designated Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The mission of the Go4theGoal Foundation is to improve the lives of children battling cancer by providing financial support, developing and implementing unique hospital programs, funding innovative research and granting personal wishes. Through their first-hand experience with pediatric cancer and their medical background, Go4theGoal provides the best practices to patients, their families and the hospitals and staff that care for them.

The Continentals open 2019 with a non-conference home game against SUNY Oswego on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 4:30 p.m.