The third annual Fremont Speedway Kick-It kickball tournament took place at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Kick-It is a national fundraising program that raises money for pediatric cancer research.

About 160 players on about 15 teams showed up to play kickball and help raise a goal of $50,000.

Shelly Liskai, event coordinator for Fremont Speedway and organizer of Saturday’s Kick-It event, said the event raised $25,000 in its first year and $38,000 last year.

“We’re shooting for $50,000 today. We’re going to make it,” she said.

The Kick-It event ran in partnership with the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, which funds pediatric medical research, programs that improve access to treatment for children, and family support programs.

“Jeff Gordon sponsors this. He’s willing to match funds dollar for dollar,” said Tiffany Lewis, owner of Tiffany’s Furniture and a member of Team JLH of JLH Construction. “We just love to support this. Shelly Liskai has done a lot of good things.”

Liskai got involved with Kick-It after reading about the first game sponsored by Gordon.

“I called them and asked..."

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