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Local Restaurants to Support Lady Flames’ Kickin’ It for Kids With Cancer

Several local restaurants will be “Kickin’ It” the week of Sept. 8-13 to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation (AHF) for Pediatric Cancer. Since 2010, Lee University’s Lady Flames have used early-season games to raise funds for the AHF through the Kickin’ It for Kids With Cancer event.

The following restaurants will donate a percentage of their sales: on Tuesday, Sept. 9, Zaxby’s from 5-8 p.m.; on Wednesday, Sept. 10, Domino’s Pizza; on Thursday, Sept.11, Santa Fe will donate 10 percent from 4-8 p.m.; on Friday, Sept. 12, Chick-fil-A will donate a percentage from sales all day; on Saturday, Sept. 13, Aubrey’s; and Jenkins Deli will kick back on their full chicken salad sandwich throughout the week.

"We are so thankful for the local businesses that have taken on the responsibility of sponsoring this event and playing a part in the game with us,” said Lady Flames Coach Matt Yelton. “This event would not be as successful without them, and we hope that everyone will support these businesses and restaurants in the coming week as they 'kick it' with us.”

The 2014 benefit game is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, against Findlay University at the Lee Soccer Field. Leading up to the game, team members will raise money by selling “Kickin’ It” shirts, which can be purchased from a player or at participating locations: Cooke's Food Store, Gobble Automotive, Jenkins Deli, and Jordan's BBQ.

“The Lee women's soccer team is honored to host this game and deeply appreciate all of the local support that we receive from the good people of Cleveland," said Yelton.

The game date ties in with September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare diseases, and help rally support to give kids with cancer better outcomes by supporting ground-breaking research.

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnosis and continuing throughout survivorship. For more information about the foundation, visit www.hatcherfoundation.org or contact the foundation via email at info@hatcherfoundation.org.

For more information about Kickin’ It For Kids With Cancer 2014, follow and like the Lady Flames “Kickin’ It” Facebook page at facebook.com/KickinItForKidsWithCancer or email Coach Matt Yelton at myelton@leeuniversity.edu.
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