Greg Olsen: Kicks for a Cure

Robert Luce


Kickball is no longer just a playground game. For Greg Olsen, the Chicago Bears tight
end, it is also a way to raise money for a personal charity.

This Saturday, Greg will be hosting the world’s largest charity kickball tournament,
Kicks for a Cure, raising money to support Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen
Foundation.

When his mother, Sue, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, Greg was inspired to
help other families affected by cancer.

This family-oriented mindset also translates into how the organization is run.

“Our foundation is run by our family and we all have day to day input and involvement in
everything we do,” Greg said. “I didn't put my name on it just to let someone else run it.”

This year’s event, held in Chicago’s Grant Park, will have three divisions of competition,
making sure that all who attend can play, regardless of their kickball skills.

“Attendees can expect an amazing event with people dedicated to a cause and for people
to have fun and raise a lot of money,” said Olsen.

Greg will also be out on the field with a team, helping raise awareness and donations for
the cause. A few lucky players will even get the chance to play against him.

Registration for the tournament is open to the public and donations are always welcome.
For more information, visit Kicksforacure.mytmc.com.