It was a good way to spend a Sunday morning, kids laughing and moms running around. The Wisconsin womens soccer team hosted the mother/daughter clinic Sunday April 5, in an effort to raise money for the Claudia Mayer Cancer Research Center for breast cancer research. Although the clinic was originally scheduled to be outside on the Camp Randall field the snow pushed the clinic inside to the McClain facility. There is a complete photo gallery below.
As the Badgers prepare to participate in the Soldier Field KICKS Against Breast Cancer Women's Collegiate Soccer Invitational they need to raise $1000 to gain entry. Wisconsin is one of six teams that will participate in the all day event on Sunday, April 26 to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and treatment.
Today was a success, said junior Ashley Hedges, who helped organize the event. We made our goal and we are happy people came out to support us. We did it all for a good cause and we hope we can make a difference.
The Badgers not only met their goal, they exceeded it, earning well over $1000 in their first attempt. The clinic was a success too, as many of the Badger moms were able to make it to the clinic.
The clinic was approximately two hours and included instruction from the Wisconsin womens soccer players and the coaches. They started out rotating groups between different stations, which included skills for goalkeeping, passing and defending. They then split in two groups and played in a friendly mother/daughter game which ended in a fun shootout where the mothers lost to their kids. Finally, the mothers were able to sit back and watch as the kids played against the student-athletes.
The team will be raising money for the Claudia Mayer Cancer Research Center until they leave for the tournament. For more information or if you wish to donate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.