Fight pediatric cancer: register to play Lily’s 9th Annual Soccer-Golf Tournament on November 3

Lily’s 9th Annual Soccer-Golf tournament benefiting pediatric cancer awareness is going to be held at Altamont School’s Lily Field. Photo from Lily Soccer-Golf Facebook page

On Sunday, November 3rd, soccer players and fans throughout Birmingham and Central Alabama are invited to play the 9th Annual Lily Soccer-Golf Tournament at Lily Field (1220 50th Street South Birmingham 35222), Altamont School’s home soccer field, between 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

The Soccer-Golf Tournament honors Lily Ruston, a former Altamont School and Birmingham United Soccer Association (BUSA)  soccer player who lost her battle to brain cancer 10 years ago.

A fun family friendly event, monies raised from the tournament supports pediatric cancer awareness and research.  Register today  – HERE.


Why Soccer-Golf?

According to a BUSA news release, the game of Soccer-Golf meant a great deal to Lily when she was unable to play soccer because of her treatments.

Here is an excerpt from the release:

“During her treatment Coach Gibson and Coach Matt Kirkpatrick would go play Soccer-Golf with her (Lily) as she could no longer play the game that she loved and was so good at. It was a time where she could escape and enjoy competing again.”

Altamont coach Matt Kirkpatrick recently described those moments on 33/40’s Talk of Alabama.


Open to Everyone!

Lily’s 9th Annual Soccer-Golf event. Photo from Lily Soccer-Golf Facebook page

You do not have to be a soccer player or golfer to enjoy Soccer-Golf.  You can join the tournament or just hang out an enjoy the live music, food, prizes, and swag.

In case you have not played Soccer-Golf before,  it is  just like golf.  You kick a soccer ball into a “hole” goal. The person with the least kicks wins.

Register yourself and/or a team today!


Support a good cause, honor and support Lily Rushton and children with pediatric cancer and enjoy the a beautiful Sunday afternoon with family and friends.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.