The final score will be secondary to the impact made off the soccer field when Mason and Okemos meet this month.
Raising awareness and funds to help in the fight of childhood cancer will be the main goal for the rivals when they participate in the fourth annual “Compete for a Cause” game Sept. 26 at Okemos High School. The event will feature a junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m. and varsity contest at 7:30 p.m. There will be opportunities to make donations, bid on items in a silent auction and participate in 50/50 raffles during both games.
Admission is $5 and proceeds from the game will be donated to St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the Michigan State University Pediatric Oncology Clinic. Okemos and Mason combined to raise $11,000 for childhood cancer last year in the “Compete for a Cause” game, which drew a crowd of nearly 1,400.
“It’s very cool that we can set this up and put a spotlight on what is important in an event that’s bigger than just a soccer game and for a cause that’s much, much bigger than just competing and playing a sport,” Mason soccer coach Nick Binder said. “I’m excited to see the atmosphere with the lights being brought in and just the hype around it.It’s then deflecting that hype over to a great cause with helping to defeat a nasty, nasty disease in childhood cancer.”
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