On Wednesday afternon, the Smith-Cotton Lady Tiger soccer team presented a check for $9,155.01 to the Susan O’Brien Fischer Cancer Center, the results of the ‘Kick It For A Cure’ soccer match benefit held April 18 at Susie Ditzfeld Memorial Field. Accepting the hot pink check was Bothwell Foundation board member Dave Floyd.
S-C soccer parent Leisa Gero, mother of S-C senior soccer player Tayler Gero, explained that the money was raised for the Bothwell Foundation for cancer research. This is the fourth year for the event, which also included a live auction, a silent auction and a T-shirt sale.
Collectively, the events have raised $32,609 for cancer research, Gero noted, who organized the benefit, along with Darrin Goodson, father of S-C junior soccer player Alexia Goodson. “He does as much as I do,” Gero commented. “He worked on the (T-shirt) design and set up the live auction and silent auction.”
Bothwell Foundation President Lisa Church was also on hand to congratulate the team on their success both on and off the soccer field. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.