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Men's soccer raises $1,500 for the For Kid's Sake Foundation

Men's soccer raises $1,500 for the For Kid's Sake Foundation

The Holmes Community College men's soccer team raised $1,500 recently for the For Kid's Sake Foundation during a two-day indoor tournament Jan. 7-8.

Under the leadership of Head Soccer Coach Matt Convertino, the team organized the 3rd Annual Winter Holiday Indoor Soccer Bash at the Flowood YMCA. 

For Kid's Sake was established by the parents of Malia Jusczyk, a little girl who beat cancer, to raise awareness for and improves the lives of children with neuroblastoma cancer. Malia, and her father, Glen, a former professional soccer player, were able to attend this year's tournament which featured 15 teams from the Jackson metro area. 

Malia has been declared NED (no evidence of disease) since July 2012. 

 "We've always tried to teach our players that there is more to playing college soccer than just winning and losing games, so as a coach I was overwhelmed that we had over 50 Holmes CC players and alumni participate in this event and raise money for such a good cause," Convertino said. "Crush cancer!"