Frontier High School kicker to raise money for cancer research with every kick

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Frontier High School kicker Tanner Neal is dedicating his senior football season to helping kids with cancer. 

"I got a big heart and I've just always wanted to just help out and do everything I can to be a better person and just help others," Neal said.

This summer, while at a football camp in Wisconsin, Neal heard about the Kick It Champions, a program by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. 

"It really inspired me because just the idea of raising money to find a cure for children's cancer. It really spoke to me."

So Neal pledged to raise money for pediatric cancer research. 

"My goal is $2,018."

That money will help fund about a week of childhood cancer research.

"It's awesome to say,"

Neal has a game plan. "You can donate however much you want per point I score, how many field goals I make or how many touch backs I make."

For example, if Neal scores 10 field goals this season and you pledged $20 for every field goal he makes that's $200 to help children with cancer. 

As a kicker, you never want to miss, but this year, making a field goal is twice as sweet for Neal. He hopes he makes 100. 

"I'm very excited. I can't wait. I'm just so, excited."

If you're interested in helping Neal raise money for pediatric cancer research you can attended a Frontier football game and make a single donation or pledge. You can also make a donation online on Neal's Kick-It Champions page

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