With Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in full swing, this marks a very busy week for Sporting Kansas City's foundation The Victory Project. Events such as craft hour at Children's Mercy Hospital, a Celebrity Bartending fundraiser and a Red Cross blood drive are all part of what The Victory Project has planned to raise awareness for childhood cancer this month. All money raised through these events will go towards the foundation's mission to tangibly impact children who are battling cancer.
Children's Mercy Hospital Craft Hour - Tuesday, Sept. 15
Sporting KC defenders Chance Myers and Kevin Ellis will participate in craft hour with children currently receiving treatment at Children's Mercy Hospital. This bi-monthly event provides a relaxed atmosphere where the players visit different play rooms throughout the hospital to assist in making crafts and get to know the kids.
Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser - Wednesday, Sept. 16
The Victory Project is partnering with the Sporting Wives and Girlfriends (aka SWAG) to host a Celebrity Bartending fundraiser at the Westport Ale House. The event runs from 5-8 p.m. and is open to the public. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door, which includes one can of Boulevard beer, as well as other drinks specials. Sporting KC players will be bartending, auctioning off signed memorabilia, and will available to battle in yard games for $5.00. The Charlie Hustle bus will be on-site with part of t-shirt sales going towards The Victory Project.
Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas - Friday, Sept. 18
This Friday’s match is the first of two where Sporting KC players will have gold ribbon patches on their team kit. The players from both teams will also be wearing MLS WORKS Soccer Kicks Cancer scarfs during team announcements.
Red Cross Blood Drive - Saturday, Sept. 19
The Victory Project is partnering with the Red Cross to provide a way for our fans to directly impact the lives of children battling cancer, as most children battling cancer receive regular blood and platelet transfusions during treatment. This event will take place in the Ameritas Shield Club at Sporting Park and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors will receive an event t-shirt and complimentary Papa John’s pizza, as well as the opportunity to meet players and go on a tour of the locker room. Last year, enough blood was donated to potentially save the lives of 300 people and this year we are on pace to potentially save over 600 lives.