Abington Heights, Valley View soccer teams raise $1,500 for cancer research

By Robert Tomkavage - rtomkavage@timesleader.com
Abington Heights junior soccer players Zach Walter, left, and Jack Slusser led the fundraising efforts for this year’s Red Card Cancer game. - Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal
Players from the Abington Heights and Valley View boys soccer teams joined together to raise money for cancer research through a Red Card Cancer game Sept. 20. - Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

CLARKS SUMMIT — Members of the Abington Heights boys soccer team have been raising funds to support cancer research for the past 10 years through their annual Red Card Cancer game.

This year, the Abington Heights and Valley View boys soccer teams combined to generate $1,500 which will be donated to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

This marked the second consecutive year Valley View joined Abington Heights to support the cause.

Abington Heights juniors Jack Slusser and Zach Walter led the fundraising efforts this year.

“Many other leaders have stepped in this path to do it for us, so why not repay the favor and do it?” Slusser asked.

Players and coaches from both teams wore Red Card Cancer T-shirts before the game Sept. 20.

“It helps our community and helps cancer research,” Walter said.

Walter added members of the Abington Heights girls soccer team also supported the effort by purchasing shirts.

Abington Heights junior soccer players Zach Walter, left, and Jack Slusser led the fundraising efforts for this year’s Red Card Cancer game.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_ABJ-Red-Card-Cancer.jpgAbington Heights junior soccer players Zach Walter, left, and Jack Slusser led the fundraising efforts for this year’s Red Card Cancer game. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Players from the Abington Heights and Valley View boys soccer teams joined together to raise money for cancer research through a Red Card Cancer game Sept. 20.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_ABJ-Red-Card-Cancer-2.jpgPlayers from the Abington Heights and Valley View boys soccer teams joined together to raise money for cancer research through a Red Card Cancer game Sept. 20. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

By Robert Tomkavage

rtomkavage@timesleader.com

Reach Robert Tomkavage at 570-704-3941 or on Twitter @rtomkavage.

Reach Robert Tomkavage at 570-704-3941 or on Twitter @rtomkavage.