CHICAGO - The University of Chicago football team will be teaming up with the Go4theGoal Foundation to raise funds and awareness for kids with cancer at UChicago's Comer Children's Hospital.
Since 2015, the Maroons have participated in Go4theGoal's Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® initiative by sporting gold laces during September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Due to the cancellaton of fall sports competition in 2020, UChicago football is switching to online fundraising.
"The University of Chicago football program is proud to again partner with Go4TheGoal to support Comer Children's Hospital at UChicago Medicine in its efforts to treat and cure pediatric cancer," said UChicago Defensive Coordinator Luke Cutkomp. "While we are not able to wear our gold laces during a game this fall, we remain committed to doing our part supporting the children and their families affected by pediatric cancer."
"Since March, fundraising has been tough for Go4theGoal and many other non-profit organizations," said Go4theGoal Athletic Coordinator Nick Kelleher. "It's great to know that we can always count on UChicago Football to get involved and help us provide assistance for kids battling cancer and their families in Chicago. The families we serve were already struggling, and the pandemic has only made things worse."
Donations can be made at the online fundraising page: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/go4thegoal/team/868568. All funds raised will be used to help local kids and their families.