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Cancer Awareness Weekend slated for September
Friday, June 09, 2017

Cancer Awareness Weekend slated for September

Mike Kozlowski, left, presents a check for $3,381 to Julia Harvey of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

The third annual Fredonia Soccer Cancer Awareness Weekend is Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 at University Stadium.

That is also the weekend of the annual Blue Devil Classic during which both Fredonia teams and six other collegiate teams will compete.

Admission fees will be collected both days and will be added to the proceeds to benefit Team Roswell, the fundraising arm of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo.

The announcement of the 2017 event coincided with a check presentation Wednesday afternoon in downtown Buffalo. Soccer Cancer Awareness organizer Mike Kozlowski, a longtime member of the Fredonia Department of Athletics, delivered checks totaling $3,381 to Julia Harvey, special events coordinator for Roswell Park.

The Fredonia Soccer event has raised $6,539 in its first two years, with Lake Shore Savings & Loan contributing $3,000 of the total -- a donation of $1,500 each year. Additional funds were raised through a silent auction, 50-50 tickets, and the gate receipts.

As they did the past two years, the Fredonia men's team will wear light blue jerseys and the women's team teal jerseys for their Saturday games -- the colors representative of the fight against prostate cancer and ovarian cancer, respectively.

Also competing in the 2017 Classic will be men's teams from Alfred State, Buffalo State, and Houghton; and women's teams from D'Youville, Oswego, and Penn State Behrend.

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