Kids Kicking Diabetes

Soccer camp raises diabetes awareness and funds for research, advocacy and education

A fun time was had by all at the Kick Diabetes Soccer Camp held on Saturday, June 16 at Clear Creek High School. 2012 marks the 6th successful year of the camp, founded in memory of Frederico Cuevas, a talented 23-year-old soccer player who passed away because of juvenile diabetes.

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death by disease in the United States. 25.8million children and adults have diabetes, and recent estimates predict that as many as 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050.

Campers enjoyed a fun-filled day of soccer instruction to improve their skills, followed by a friendly scrimmage match. There were also raffle giveaways, including an autographed Dynamo soccer ball and various diabetes awareness materials promoting the Movement to Stop Diabetes.

40 campers age 4 to 13 years old with a range of soccer skill levels attended the camp, and more than 100 volunteers, friends and family came out to help coach and show support. With such outstanding turnout for this event, the goal of raising awareness and $5,000 for diabetes research was well within reach.

To view the entire album of Kick Diabetes Soccer Camp’s photos, click the link below!

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