The SALLY Games is a recreational one-day women’s soccer tournament, for ages 18 and over. We have open, over 30, over 40 and over 50, and over 60 divisions, depending on the number of teams that apply.
The mission of the SALLY Games is to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and to educate the women’s soccer community about leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other cancers. We hope to achieve this mission by hosting a great soccer tournament and donating the registration fees, snack bar profits and raffle proceeds to The Leukemia Society to advance research and provide patient services. We hope that the tournament provides all participants and spectators with a day of awareness, camaraderie, and competitive soccer.
The SALLY Games was founded in 2001 by a small group of Team in Training (Team) marathoners as an innovative method to reach individual fundraising goals set by Team. But it takes a village to run a tournament. Over the years, most members of the committee do not participate in Team and volunteer their time and energy to this effort. We have many members participating on the cycle and marathon teams. Go Team!
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
Since 1949 LLS has been on the forefront of blood cancer advances such as chemotherapies and stem cell transplantation leading the way to the targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives today.
LLS is changing the landscape of cancer with more than 300 active research projects that explore different avenues of new and adventurous research; ones with promise and ones that will save lives not someday, but today.
Whenever we talk about cancer, we always use the same word. Someday. Someday there will be a cure. Someday we won’t lose the people we love. But when is someday? With LLS’s research partnerships and collaborations with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, patients support services and advocates working for blood cancer patients everywhere, someday is today.