An organization created in memory of a Stamford resident and professional soccer player is helping others in the community.
Friends and family members of Keith Lee Segovia established the organization "Kick It For Keith" in his honor, after Segovia passed away from colon cancer in 2010.
The organization is serving to assist young soccer athletes who may need funds in order to participate in programs designed to improve their future in the sport. It's also working to financially help young Stamford cancer patients obtain a dream. The organization's website says as a cancer patient, Segovia "was gifted a few wonderful things from some caring individuals." The gifts "helped make the end of his life a bit more enjoyable." Hoping to give back to others, the organization wants to do the same for individuals battling cancer.
There are two events coming up this Sunday that will benefit Kick It For Keith, Inc. The first is a 90-minute Zumba master class, taking place at the Stamford Family YMCA June 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the gymnasium, 909 Washington Blvd., Stamford. The class is $15, and there's a $20 ticket that includes food and drink specials at Bobby Valentines and Tiernan's for the World Cup Team USA game at 6:00 p.m.
The second event is the organization's launch event -- a World Cup viewing party at Bobby Valentine's, 225 Main St., Stamford, June 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be food and drink specials during the entire game: $15 for adults and $5 for kids. The event also includes raffle prizes.
All proceeds from both events will go directly toward Kick It For Keith, Inc.
For more information, visit http://kickitforkeith.org/.