July 4, 2008 · Updated 12:20 PM
The first Nateys Incredible Jamboree takes place today at Gordon Field. This soccer jamboree is intended to bring families together for a day of soccer fun while heightening the communitys awareness of a childhood cancer, neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a very aggressive, often fatal form of pediatric cancer affecting the sympathetic nervous system.
The McKean family was blessed with the birth of Nathan Harrison on Oct. 24, 2001. Just more than two years later Jan. 9, 2004 Nathan was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Nathan lost his battle with neuroblastoma on June 16, 2007. One of Nates favorite things to do was to watch his sisters play soccer while talking of the day he would be bigger and could join them. For Nate and too many other children like him that day would never come.
The McKean family has partnered with Westsound FC to host the first Nateys Incredible Jamboree. All proceeds from the jamboree will go to neuroblastoma programs like Lunch For Life (www.lunchforlife.org), Alexs Lemonade Stand (www.alexslemonade.org) and the Childhood Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (www.cncf-childcancer.org).
Registration is accepted on site for boys and girls teams from U11 to U13. There will be a three-game guarantee. The entry fee is $195. For more details or to register a team, visit Westsound FC online at www.westsoundfc.com.
BHS football SCRIMMAGE
The 2008 Bremerton Knights football team will wrap up spring drills by having a scrimmage game against Kingston High School today at Memorial Stadium. The gates open at 5 p.m. and admission is free. The Bremerton football program would like all who attend to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Bremerton Food Line. For more information, call (360) 473-0870.
BHS Girls soccer
The Bremerton High School girls soccer team is hosting a car wash today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the US Bank on the corner of Sixth Street and Naval Avenue in west Bremerton. All proceeds will benefit the girls of the BHS varsity and JV soccer teams.