07/13/2011 10:49 AM ET
Cleveland Indians partner with Kick-It to host kickball games at Progressive Field on July 15
Area Schools and corporate teams strike out cancer by playing kickball on-field, nearly $500,000 raised for childhood and young adult cancer research
An all day celebration of kickball at Progressive Field to raise money for childhood and young adult cancer research. Throughout the day teams of students from schools across Northeast Ohio that together raised over $100,000 will play kickball. Corporate teams will also compete in a kickball tournament in the afternoon to claim in a tournament for the "Best Kickball Team in Cleveland" trophy.
Presented by the Cleveland Indians, Kick-It is a grassroots program initiated by Flashes of Hope that raises money for children's cancer research by inspiring people across the country to play kickball. Just like a walk or 5k race, participants ask family and friends to sponsor them to play. Kick-It was founded in 2009 by a 10-year old with cancer from Northeast Ohio and has already raised nearly half a million dollars! Visit indians.com/kickit or kickit.org for more information.
*Indians Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Paul Dolan Quinn Clarke, Kick-It Founder and Allison Clarke Co-Founder are available for interviews.
The Cleveland Indians, "Kick-It" Student and Corporate kickball teams and Flashes of Hope.
Akron Community Team
St. Bernadette School
St. Christopher School
Brecksville Broadview Hts. Middle School
St. Hilary School
St. Ignatius High School
Olmsted Falls Intermediate School
St. Joseph's Academy
Our Lady of the Elms High School
Shaker Heights High School
Padua Franciscan High School
Strongsville High School Softball
Parma Community Elementary
West Side Community Team
Royal Redeemer Lutheran School
American Greetings, KeyBank, Quicken Loans, Clear Channel, Cleveland Cavaliers,
Cleveland Indians, K&D Group, Kalman + Pabst, Rosetta, West Side Challenge Team
Friday July 15, 2011
10:00AM - 3:00PM School Games / 4:00 PM - 8:00PM Corporate Tournament
Outfield grass of Progressive Field (2401 Ontario Street Cleveland, OH)