The Big Kick was a big success.
More than 500 youths and volunteer coaches from 55 teams in the A.E. Finley YMCA’s soccer program raised $4,290 to help less fortunate families.
Led by the A.E. Finley sports staff, the Big Kick program ended Sept. 25. For six weeks, players learned about teamwork, sportsmanship and philanthropy while raising money for less privileged children in North Raleigh, according to an event news release.
Fundraising activities included yard work, house chores, car washes and similar tasks.
For every $103 - the cost for child to participate in the program - raised, a jersey was hung on the soccer field fence, the release said.