Young soccer athletes compete for good cause - Tucson News Now

Young soccer athletes compete for good cause

(Photo courtesy: Tucson Soccer Academy) TSA '02 Boys White team (Photo courtesy: Tucson Soccer Academy) TSA '02 Boys White team
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Young athletes competing in the Tucson Soccer Academy Tournament hit the field Saturday for a win and for a good cause.  The Care Project teamed up with TSA 02 Boys White soccer team to bring raise awareness of Pediatric Cancer. 

The foundation was inspired by a generous stranger who helped the family of 10-year-old Matthew Care in Phoenix who is fighting leukemia.

“Last year his family needed the A/C repaired in their house and they didn't know what they were going to do, and one day before Christmas they looked outside, a knock on their door, and there was a guy outside replacing the A/C for free and they have no idea who it was,” says John  Waldrop with the Care Project Foundation. 

Players used today's tournament to raise money for the foundation to help families with unexpected costs.

“When they need their car repaired, we're going to help them out with that.  Taking the carpet out of the house because with chemotherapy stuff like that they don't need germs, so trying to get the carpet out.  Those are unforeseen prices that people don't think about,” says Waldrop.

They'll be back at it Sunday competing to help fellow kids.

 “You don't realize how many kids they know who have cancer and how they've been affected.”

To learn more about the Care Project, visit their website (www.thecareprojectfnd.org).


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