Kickin’ it for Cartwheel, a kickball tournament hosted by the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, will take place beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Arroyo Grande Sports Complex (upper fields) at 298 N. Arroyo Grande Boulevard in Henderson, Nevada, with all proceeds to benefit Camp Cartwheel, a supervised and overnight camp experience for children diagnosed with cancer or other life- threatening illnesses.
Groups, companies and individuals, ages 15 and above, are invited to register a team (by Feb. 15) and compete in the kickball tournament. Teams must consist of a minimum of 10 people ($250 team registration fee) and a maximum of 12 people ($300 team registration fee) with an equal number of men and women team members. Each participant who registers. Awards will be given for first, second and third place performing teams in the tournament with special awards for “Best Team Spirit” and “Best Team Uniform.” Recognizing that people most often search online for charitable and volunteer opportunities, the foundation will leverage its Facebook and YouTube social media sites to promote the event.
The community is invited to cheer on their favorite teams and donate to Camp Cartwheel to help send critically ill children and their siblings to Camp Cartwheel at Torino Ranch.
For more information and to register a team for Kickin’ it for Cartwheel, please call the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-735-8434 or visit www.nvccf.org.
Camp Cartwheel includes four fun-filled days of swimming, scuba diving, arts and crafts, canoeing, outdoor games, and more. The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s staff and volunteers provide more than 200 campers, ages five through 17, the chance to form positive peer relationships, develop greater independence and self-esteem, and have the opportunity to feel like a healthy child. More than 150 camp staff and volunteers help children overcome the physical, mental and emotional obstacles posed by childhood disease. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Camp Cartwheel.
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1993, which offers over 45 programs and services including a variety of educational services, financial support and counseling for critically-ill children and their families living in Southern Nevada. The foundation’s mission is to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life threatening or critical illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, renal disorders, blood and immunologic diseases as well as to adults touched by cancer. In 2011, NCCF incorporated The Caring Place, (founded by Dr. Mary Ann Allison, a CCCN physician), which provides emotional, mental and physical assistance to adults with cancer, into its breadth of programs. Contact the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702.735.8434 or visit them at www.nvccf.org for pediatric services, www.thecaringplacenv.org for services for adults touched by cancer, and www.orioncancerfoundation.org for financial grants