Get ready for the annual Score for the Cure soccer tournament! Every fall, Blue Devils vs. Cancer and Duke Rec & P.E. invite Duke undergrads and grad students to participate in this competition, which raises funds for the Duke Cancer Institute. The very first S4TC event was a flag football competition, which eventually turned into a 4v4 soccer tournament starting in 2017. On average, 130 participants join in on the action and help raise $650, which fuels cancer research. Last year, the event helped fight breast cancer!
There’s no other soccer tournament quite like it at Duke! Students can form teams with friends that will go head-to-head with many others. Referees and scorekeepers keep the games fair and fun, and the winners will have a special prize waiting for them at the end! Andrew Lee, a senior participant in the event last year, put it this way: “I think score for the cure has been one of my favorite IM events. I did it freshman year with a few friends and then reunited our senior year to run it back.” He also believes that the 4v4 format is very fun and that the ability to play soccer and support cancer research made the small registration fee worth it.
The event unites students not only with their teammates but with the rest of the community with the common goal of fighting cancer. Behind the event is Blue Devils vs. Cancer. Founded in 2011, it is a student-led service club that organizes events such as bridge painting, tabling, and volunteering that raise awareness around cancer and raises funds for research. This year, the club has provided volunteers for the Dribble for Victory event that raised more than $23,000 to fight childhood cancer! Sweet Night is also a highlight every year, which raises donations through local dessert vendors and auctions. The annual tradition has been put on pause due to the pandemic but is expected to make its return this spring! Although the goal is for Duke students to have fun and test their soccer skills against others, the donations will ultimately help in the fight against cancer.
2022 Event Details:
Sign up starting on 10/4 through MyRec.
When: 10/28 (Friday, nighttime) -10/29 (Saturday, daytime)
Where: Cohan Fields behind the track on West Campus