Krause Continues to Kick Cancer

AJ Ortega and William Eimas-Dietrich

Assistant Editor of Production and Staff Writer

 This is the $10 shirt all boys soccer players are selling
This is the $10 shirt all boys soccer players are selling

For the seventh consecutive year, there will be a soccer game in honor of Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach Paul Krause’s sister Sally Lock. The game will be on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Jamesville-Dewitt High School stadium against East Syracuse-Minoa.  Junior Varsity Boys plays at 4:30 p.m. followed by the  Varsity Boys at 6:30 p.m.

All boys soccer players are selling shirts for $10. All proceeds from the shirt sales are donated to The American Cancer Society in the name of Coaches Vs. Cancer. Over the previous six years, they have raised over $20,000 with their highest amount, $5,000, coming in last year. Each year they hope to exceed the amount of money raised from the previous year in hopes of raising as much money as possible. “It means a lot that I can play for the people that have cancer,” said senior Jack Austin, who is a starting defender and has delt with cancer in his family. Other players, such as Tyler Gabriel, care so much that they are offering the shirts for $5 and paying the other half themselves.

The game is named after and dedicated to Mr. Krause’s sister Sally Lock who fought ovarian cancer. Mr. Krause came up with the idea in 2009 after visiting his sister in the hospital. He then ran the idea by Athletic Director John Goodson, who thought it was a great idea. Every year since, more and more people have come to support and cheer on J-DHS and helped raise money for the fight against cancer.


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