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Knights kicker Crockett seeking support for cancer research

Published: October 12, 2016 12:00 AM

Macedonia -- Trey Crockett, kicker for the Nordonia High School football team, has decided to dedicate his season to kids with cancer by becoming a Kick-It Champion.

"I am dedicating my season in memory of a family friend, Jay Jacunski, who lived in Macedonia, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 16. I am fortunate to be healthy and that I can play football and help kids with cancer" said Crockett. "My goal is to raise $2,000 and raise awareness about pediatric cancer. I was shocked to learn that the National Institute of Health allocates less than 4 percent of funding to children's cancer research."

All-State Ohio football player Matt Colella who battled cancer as a middle school student started the Kick-It Champion program.

"We truly admire Trey's efforts to make a difference and give back to children in his community," said Cathy Welcsh, Director of the Kick-it Program. "The research dollars will directly impact the 15,000 children diagnosed annually in the United States."

To make a donation or pledge a dollar amount for every point he scores this season visit www.kick-it.org/games/2016/08/nordoniakickit.

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