Get your kicks for a cause
A very touching story developed in Chagrin Falls last summer, and it led to the Indians' latest community endeavor.
A 9-year-old boy named Quinn Clarke, who is battling a rare form of cancer that affects roughly 100 people in the entire world, told his mom he wanted to use kickball to raise money to fight pediatric cancer. Five days later, 500 people from Quinn's neighborhood gathered for a kickball event that generated thousands of dollars for Flashes of Hope -- the non-profit organization founded by Quinn's parents that raises money for this worthy cause.
Now, the Indians are involved with Flashes of Hope for a new initiative in which kickball kits are being sold at kick-it.org and in the Indians Team Shops for $29.95 to raise additional money for the charity. You can set up kickball games in your neighborhood, and teams of kids will be chosen to play kickball at Progressive Field following Sunday home games in August and September.
It's a great story, a great cause and a great way to spend 30 bucks. Find out more and order your kit right here.