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P-CEP girls soccer game to double as fund-raiser for amazing local charity

 P-CEP girls soccer game to double as fund-raiser for amazing local charity

Pictured are seven Shedneck Foundation “Warriors” — local teenagers who were diagnosed with cancer in the prime of their lives.

Kicking cancer and kicking a soccer ball will merge in a beautiful way April 30 when Plymouth’s girls soccer program hosts a fundraiser for The Shedneck Foundation –a non-profit organization founded by a group of big-hearted friends who live in Plymouth and Canton.

Shedneck’s goal, is “to bring a smile to a teen and their family in our community that is having to deal with cancer. We do this by providing our Warriors, their family, and a few friends with an enjoyable event based on their interests.”

The Shedneck Foundation has funded everything from extra-special prom nights to trips to New York City for its Warriors.

Shedneck hosts a Hoedown each fall to generate funding for its amazing mission.

Perfect setting

The April 30 match will showcase the Wildcats against Plymouth-Canton Educational Park rival Salem. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. (the junior varsity game is set for 5:30 p.m) at the P-CEP grass soccer field or the P-CEP west turf stadium if repairs to the field are completed in time. The Rock and Wildcats battled to a thrilling 1-1 draw in their first encounter this spring.

The big hearted founders of The Shedneck Foundation
The big hearted board members of The Shedneck Foundation

All of the proceeds from the April 30 match will be donated to The Shedneck Foundation. Among the fund-raising opportunities include a raffle with a chance to win a cooler filled with beverages, and a second prize of a gift-card basket.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite cowboy hat and flannel shirts.

Among Shedneck’s Warriors (read about their courageous stories by clicking here) is Plymouth High School senior Jorgito Shqau, who was diagnosed last fall with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer that had spawned a life-threatening orange-sized tumor in his left ankle.

Shqau, a star football player for the Wildcats, had his left leg amputated below the knee due to the potential spread of the cancer. He is now cancer-free, but his family has faced a mountain of medical bills, including the cost of a prosthetic.

Ed Wright can be reached at 734-664-4657 or

Jorgito Shqau is pictured with his mom Marsela
Jorgito Shqau is pictured with his mom Marsela
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Ed Wright

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