Some high school soccer players were scoring to help others.
The Chenango Valley Boys Soccer team presented a check to the Lourdes Foundation yesterday.
$250 was donated to the Sock Out Cancer Initiative and then another $250 toward the Geller Oncology Fund.
During the Fall 2018 season, every time a player scored, money was donated towards the cause.
The team also wore pink jerseys with the names of individuals in their lives affected by cancer on the back.
Head Coach Ted Hoffman says the idea was completely generated by the players.
He says he couldn’t be more proud of his team and hopes it’ll inspire others to do the same.
“The first thing that comes to mind is a drop in a pond. It creates ripples and I think that ripple effect can go on to other people. They can see how just a little drop of water can make an impact on other things. It might be enough to stir other people,” Hoffman said.
Hoffman says that since the idea came from the players, it will be up to them how they want to proceed.
One idea is to make a donation for every shutout as well as goals.