Come out to a free clinic put on by NCSU Women’s Soccer Coaches and players while raising money for Ben Pinkerton’s medical bills.
Ben Pinkerton was an Assistant Coach for our Women’s Soccer Program from 2005-2008. He brought much experience and knowledge of goalkeeping to the program, along with a huge personality and passion for the game. He trained his goalkeepers with tons of energy and desire, and he always held his keepers to the highest standards. Ben is now the National Director for SoccerPlus Goalkeeping School. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, former NCSU Women’s Soccer Player Karla (Hutton), and their first child is due on June 18th.
On Wednesday, January 29th, Ben was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. More about his diagnosis and journey while fighting this disease can be found at the following link, where he is blogging his fight:
Here at NC State our Athletic Director, Debbie Yow, has made it clear to all staff and employees that she values a family atmosphere throughout our athletic department. Being a tight knit family was the first thing she mentioned at the new employee luncheon last week, emphasizing how crucial it is for a department to work together to successfully achieve dreams and goals.
That’s exactly what we are doing here – in times of need it is important to come together and help those who have been part of building this Wolfpack family.
Ben was a part of our Wolfpack family, and we would like to do all we can to help him with medical bills so that his full focus can be on fighting this disease.
To raise funds to help Ben, we are holding a free clinic on April 26, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm, called “WOLFPACK BACKS PINKERTON.” There is no registration fee, but we are asking each participant to donate what he or she can to help Ben out. We will also be having a silent auction with the following items up for bid:
*All camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants, limited only by specified number, age grade level and/or gender of its participants.
If you can’t make it out to the clinic/event, and would still like to send a donation towards Ben’s fight, please write a check out to Wolfpack Soccer Series and send it to:
610 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
We will gather all donations from alumni and fellow Wolfpackers, along with donations from the event and silent auction and send Ben one big donation from his “Wolfpack Family.”
Feel free to contact me, Kim Kern, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 673-4263 with any questions.