ABOUT SPIRIT DAY

On Sunday, September 29, the Wildcats will be hosting its 10th Annual Spirit Day at Westlake High School, where more than 400 athletes ranging from grades 1 through 6 will be participating.

With over 1,000 people in attendance, Spirit Day is a large outdoor event for kids to participate in athletic games while helping to raise money to fight against childhood cancer. The success of Spirit Day is due to our volunteers and sponsors, as well as the generosity of families and businesses in the community. This event has raised over $300,00 in the past ten years for critical pediatric cancer research.

As a part of this fun-filled day of football games, there will also be a Fall Festival — including a DJ, food trucks, plants/pumpkins for sale, games, face painting, pie-in-the-face booth, concession stands, candy bar, auction items, raffles, apparel for sale, and much more. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation (TLC) for childhood cancer research.

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2024
Time
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8:30AM- 2:30PM
Location
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Westlake High School, 825 Westlake Drive Thornwood, NY

SPONSORSHIPS

GOLD SPONSORSHIP

$1500+

SILVER SPONSORSHIP

$1000

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP

$750

EVENT GEAR

T-Shirts
Crewneck Sweatshirts
Hoodie Sweatshirts

SPIRIT DAY ACTIVITIES

SPIRIT DAY IN THE NEWS

Mount Pleasant Shows its Spirit Raising $80G for Childhood Cancer Research

September 30th, 2023

This weekend will be much more than another day on the gridiron for youth football teams that will travel to Westlake High School in Mount Pleasant. Players and cheerleaders, their families and the wider community will be part of a much larger effort to help children who are in a fight for their lives battling childhood cancer. Sunday is Mount Pleasant’s ninth annual Spirit Day where 400 players from several different communities in grades 1-6 will participate in a morning and afternoon of football games. Continue reading →

Spirit Day Raises Money, Awareness for Pediatric Cancer

September 25, 2022

It was a full day of youth football at Westlake High School on Sunday as teams from Valhalla, Pleasantville, Armonk, and Scarsdale traveled to take on Mount Pleasant teams at various age levels during the eighth annual Spirit Day. There was an assortment of food, activities, raffles, and 50/50 chances to raise money for pediatric cancer. The $80,000 raised at the event easily eclipsed totals in previous years.

Mount Pleasant Shows its Spirit Raising $60G for Childhood Cancer Research

September 30th, 2021

Last Sunday morning was a perfect day for football. The air was cool and crisp and the bleachers were full of parents, friends and community members who turned out at Westlake High School for the seventh Mount Pleasant Wildcats Spirit Day.

But the real winner last weekend wasn’t any of the three teams in different age groups from the Mount Pleasant Wildcats Football Club and Cheer program or their opponents from Valhalla, Armonk or Scarsdale. It was the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, a non-profit organization established nearly a decade ago to help raise..

Continue reading →

SPIRIT DAY IN THE NEWS

Mount Pleasant Shows its Spirit Raising $80G for Childhood Cancer Research

September 30th, 2023

This weekend will be much more than another day on the gridiron for youth football teams that will travel to Westlake High School in Mount Pleasant. Players and cheerleaders, their families and the wider community will be part of a much larger effort to help children who are in a fight for their lives battling childhood cancer. Sunday is Mount Pleasant’s ninth annual Spirit Day where 400 players from several different communities in grades 1-6 will participate in a morning and afternoon of football games.

Spirit Day Raises Money, Awareness for Pediatric Cancer

September 25, 2022

It was a full day of youth football at Westlake High School on Sunday as teams from Valhalla, Pleasantville, Armonk, and Scarsdale traveled to take on Mount Pleasant teams at various age levels during the eighth annual Spirit Day. There was an assortment of food, activities, raffles, and 50/50 chances to raise money for pediatric cancer. The $80,000 raised at the event easily eclipsed totals in previous years.

Mount Pleasant Shows its Spirit Raising $60G for Childhood Cancer Research

September 30th, 2021

Last Sunday morning was a perfect day for football. The air was cool and crisp and the bleachers were full of parents, friends and community members who turned out at Westlake High School for the seventh Mount Pleasant Wildcats Spirit Day.

But the real winner last weekend wasn’t any of the three teams in different age groups from the Mount Pleasant Wildcats Football Club and Cheer program or their opponents from Valhalla, Armonk or Scarsdale. It was the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, a non-profit organization established nearly a decade ago to help raise..

Continue reading →

OUR MISSION

The Ty Louis Campbell Foundation is a nonprofit organization that funds innovative research and clinical trials specifically geared toward the treatment of the most aggressive childhood cancers with a strong focus on brain tumors, because they are the most common tumors found in children and the most fatal.

Our mission is to help fund the intelligence and technology that will improve long-term survival rates and minimize side-effects for children diagnosed with the deadliest cancers, while helping to care for families when their child is in treatment by providing financial assistance and uplifting experiences.

Less than four percent of the national cancer research budget is directed toward childhood cancer, which includes 12 cancer types and hundreds of subtypes that are unique to children. The majority of childhood cancer research funding is provided by nonprofit organizations, therefore research labs rely on family-founded organizations like the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation to fill the funding gap.

OUR IMPACT

The TLC Foundation understands the tremendous responsibility that comes with ensuring that all fundraising efforts benefit the most promising, innovative studies geared toward treating the most aggressive childhood cancers. The clock is ticking, and the goal of the organization is to fund research that will benefit both the children currently battling cancer, as well as future pediatric patients.

In addition to a dedicated team of researchers and medical advisors who advises the team on investments, the TLC Foundation has also partnered with powerful like-minded nonprofits who are making tremendous strides toward better treatment options for childhood cancer, including: The Children’s Brain Tumor Project at Weill Cornell Medicine, The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Solving Kids’ Cancer, A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure, Imagine for Margo, the Bibi Fund and the Cristian Rivera Foundation.

CHILDHOOD CANCER FACTS

  • Childhood cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children in the U.S.

  • A child is diagnosed with cancer every 2 minutes.

  • The average age of a child diagnosed with cancer is 6 years old.

  • Childhood cancer is very different from cancers found in adults, and research is desperately needed to understand them better.

  • One in five children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive.

  • For those who do survive, more than 75% will have chronic health problems due to the long-term effects of cancer treatments.

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