Chatham Soccer Program Hosting Benefit for Teammate Diagnosed with Cancer
Thursday, November 17, 2011 • 1:37pm
CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham High School Soccer program is hosting a fundraising event in honor of one of their team mates that was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease this fall. Shana’s Cup will take place this weekend at Cougar Field from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the community is welcome and encouraged to attend.
High School girls’ soccer coach Chris Calveley said their team really pulled together for this event.
“Even with everything that Shana is going through she is still supporting the team and now we have a chance to support her and raise money for cancer,” he said. “The whole JV and varsity team wore purple soccer laces throughout the season and we hope people will wear purple on Saturday.”
More than 100 soccer players will participate in “friendly” soccer games mixing both the boys and girl’s teams. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will go to the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, a local organization committed to helping and supporting NJ families of children diagnosed with cancer.
Calveley said that teammate Liz Hyde came up with the idea to hold a fundraiser and has been working very hard. “We are so proud of her for doing this for her friend and her teammate,” he said. And many others are involved too. The Boy Scouts will be collecting food for the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Food Bank and Shana’s friends have created purple bracelets that will also be sold to help the foundation.