Lincoln-Way West boys soccer team donates winnings to hospital
Friday, October 7, 2016

Two weeks ago, with the support of the local community, the Lincoln-Way West boys soccer team won a Battle of the Fans contest during the 13th Annual PepsiCo Showdown, which is the largest high school soccer tournament in the United States. In 2016, 216 high schools and more than 21,500 student-athletes have participated in the program.

The Warriors were presented with a $500 check on the evening of Thursday, October 6, 2016 to help enhance their soccer program. Instead of keeping it for themselves, the Warriors donated the $500 check to the Silver Cross Cancer Center.

Larry Johnson from the Silver Cross Cancer Foundation thankfully accepted the check on behalf of the hospital.

This surprise presentation was a part of the “Making A Difference On AND Off The Field” campaign presented by Buddy’s HELPERS and the PepsiCo Showdown.

Buddy’s HELPERS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit uniting Chicago-area high school student-athletes and teachers/coaches in an annual community service campaign built around “Making A Difference On AND Off The Field.” The campaign has engaged hundreds of high schools and thousands of Chicago-area students through the PepsiCo Showdown.