YORKTOWN, N.Y. – More than $2,100 was raised for a pediatric cancer charity by teams competing in Yorktown Youth Soccer Club’s annual Labor Day tournament, held the weekend of Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
Money was raised through the sale of gold shoelaces—at $5 a pair—which players wore during competition.
All proceeds were donated to Go 4 the Goal, a charity dedicated to “improv(ing) the lives of children battling cancer by providing financial support, developing and implementing unique hospital programs, funding innovative research, and granting personal wishes.”
The youth players will continue wearing the gold shoelaces through the month of September to raise awareness of pediatric cancer.
All proceeds from the sale of the laces were donated to Go 4 the Goal.
The 44th annual Labor Day tournament brought out 167 youth soccer teams, including teams from Utica and Scranton, Pa.