Turn your season’s stats into lifesaving research dollars

Kick-It Champions is an awesome program for football kickers, punters, and long-snappers.

Whether you want to participate as an individual, group, or a team, this is the program for you. Join thousands of student athletes who have already become champions by turning their season’s stats into lifesaving research dollars.

Ohio All-State football player Matt Colella, who battled cancer as a middle school student, started the Kick-It Champion program by asking others to pledge a dollar amount for each point he made as his team’s kicker. His commitment to help others inspired his community and athletes around the country to become Kick-It Champions for children with cancer.

Through a personalized fundraising web page, friends and family can make a one-time donation or pledge a dollar amount per athletic accomplishment. (For example, $2 per point X 50 points = $100 donation to research). 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Kick-it Champion?

Kick-it Champions are athletes of all ages that dedicate their seasons to children with cancer. Through a personalized web page, friends and family can make a one-time donation or pledge a dollar amount for athletic accomplishments. (For example, $2 per point X 50 points = $100 to research). Play the sport you love, raise awareness for children’s cancer and bring potentially lifesaving treatment options to thousands of kids waiting for a cure.

Who can be a Kick-It Champion? *

Kick-It Champion is for everyone! Play the sport you love, raise funds and awareness and bring hope to thousands of kids and their families by turning your stats into research dollars. Through a personalized fundraising webpage, friends and family can make a one-time donation or pledge a dollar amount per athletic accomplishment. (For example, $2 per point X 50 points = $100 donation to research). Teams can register together too and track their group accomplishments!

*Please note that we suggest all high school athletes interested in participating in the Champions program notify their coach and athletic director of their participation. College athletes should talk with their compliance office about participation. For more specific information on NCAA compliance and the Champions program email [email protected].

Why support Kick-It Champions?

Children with cancer need you on their team. Childhood cancers are the number one disease killer of children and pediatric cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded. Your support means more research projects in the hopes of eliminating this disease from children’s lives.

Where does the money go?

All funds raised go directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, a registered 501(c)3 charity. Careful distribution of our grants allows doctors to bring the latest and most promising life saving treatments to seriously ill children. These grants provide hope for childhood cancer patients. Visit our Where the Money Goes section to learn more about how your donation helps.

How do I get started?

It takes just a few minutes to create a personalized web page. Click Build Your Own Page and fill out a quick registration. If you need help, Kick-It coaches are always available at [email protected].

Can I participate as a Kick-It Champion for a service project or community service hours?

Absolutely! Our Kick-It coaches work with students across the country to plan events and approve service hours.

Where do I send the money from my fundraiser?

The easiest way to donate your funds is via debit card or credit card directly to your fundraising page. However, we do accept checks and money orders too!

Send a check or money order to:
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
111 Presidential Blvd.
Suite 203
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

**Please include your Event Name and Event Code found on your event page below Event Details.

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A huge THANK YOU to Kohl’s Professional Camps who helped grow the Kick-It Champion program exponentially when they partnered with us in 2014 by encouraging their kickers, punters, and snappers to get involved. 

"We want to encourage every athlete to use the stage they are on for the good of others. This is a TREMENDOUS opportunity to let your character shine through and to show college coaches and your local community what kind of a person you are."

- Jamie Kohl
Kohl's Kicking Camp Director
ESPN Evaluator

Click here to read more about our partnership with Kohl’s Professional Camps through an interview with Jaime Kohl.

Need Help?

Contact our Community Engagement Team at [email protected].

For Ohio Area Events/Games contact Cathy Welcsh at [email protected].