The second annual Kickin’ It Challenge, a two-day youth soccer tournament that brought 124 teams together from all over San Diego to help fight the battle against breast cancer, recently raised $32,000 in late June. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego to provide free diagnostic mammograms, surgeries, meal delivery, child care and temporary financial aid to local women.

“This is more than a soccer tournament. It is a fundraiser for a cause that touches families, and specifically many of our own soccer moms,” said Pam Bickel, Kickin’ It Challenge Director and President of Poway Youth Soccer League.

Laura Farmer-Sherman, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen San Diego, shared her gratitude, “We are overjoyed the Kickin’ It Challenge raised money for San Diego women for the second year in a row. We love seeing kids and families come together to show their support for the all moms in the soccer world going through breast cancer.”

The Kickin’ It Challenge is hosted by Poway Vaqueros Soccer Club, Escondido Heat and the City of Escondido.

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