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The Kick Childhood Cancer Camp

The Annual San Antonio Kick Childhood Cancer Soccer Camp has been a tremendous success.  Over the last 8 years, over $15,000 has been raised to support pediatric cancer research with about 500 children and youth participating.  


The Kick Childhood Cancer Soccer Camp is a soccer clinic with a purpose! Its mission is to bring together children/youth and top area soccer players and coaches for a day of soccer fun while raising awareness and funds in support of pediatric cancer research.


Every participating child/youth ages 3-18 years is paired-up with top area soccer players and coaches, receives a t-shirt and healthy snacks.  

In 2016, our celebrity guest was Renae Cuéllar, a talented member of Mexico Women's National Soccer Team and San Antonio's camp successfully raised over $5,000 for the Curing Children's Cancer Fund!   

We launched San Antonio's camp in 2013 to honor our beloved son, Nicolas "Nico" Ramírez Castro.  Nico---a talented, witty, caring and athletic boy---dreamed of becoming a professional and international soccer player; however, Nico's dream was cut short.  At the age of 9 he was diagnosed with childhood hepatocellular carcinoma, a malignant cancerous tumor.  After a 16-month courageous journey to find a cure, we lost Nico on November 18, 2012, at the age of 11.  

Each year in the U.S., an estimated 15,780 children are diagnosed with cancer. This heartbreaking disease continues to scar families and communities. This is why we dedicate ourselves to combating this terrible illness---to remember Nico's love of life, his compassion for others, and his passion for soccer; and to stand with families facing childhood cancer today.


STAND WITH US!  Our goal in 2023 is to have 200 children and youth participate in the camp and to raise $10,000 for pediatric cancer research efforts in San Antonio!  This cannot happen without your support. 


WE HAVE A DATE FOR THE 2023 CAMP.  SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, December 2, 2023, at the Our Lady of the Lake University. Stay tuned for more information on how to register your children, grandchildren or kids from your neighborhood.  


Please help us promote the camp through your networks, soccer clubs, and school communities.


With love,

Nico's Dream Team 


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