Ohio State and Indiana Team Up for Kids Kicking Cancer
Head Coach John Bluem and KKC founder Iris Wolstein at the 2011 clinic.
Sept. 20, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Selected players and coaches from the Ohio State and Indiana men's soccer teams will work together Sunday morning in the Buckeyes' third annual Kids Kicking Cancer Clinic 9:30-11 a.m. on the indoor turf field at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
The Buckeyes (3-4-1) and 15th-ranked Hoosiers (5-1-1) will then meet on the pitch at 1 p.m. in a nationally-televised contest on BTN.
The skills clinic is hosted by Kids Kicking Cancer, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and the men's soccer teams at Ohio State and Indiana. Participants also will have an opportunity to tour campus and attend the men's soccer game where they will form a rally line and have a halftime exhibition game.
About Kids Kicking Cancer
Iris S. & Bert L. Wolstein's Kids Kicking Cancer encourages young patients and survivors of cancer and blood disorders to be active and recognize the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating. The program offers a series of free athletic skills clinics in basketball, soccer, golf, tennis and swimming - all of which include lunch and are provided at no cost to participants or their families. Kids Kicking Cancer also offers dietary interventions and exercise programs to encourage year-round fitness at home, and activities for children receiving inpatient care at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Through these efforts, the program helps to counter potentially adverse or latent conditions that can occur in children who have had cancer, such as second occurrences and obesity.