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Langley man halfway to his fundraising goal
Now halfway to his goal of kicking 4,000 field goals, Josh Collins is hosting a pair of upcoming events in Langley.
The first is this Saturday (Sept. 28) at the Original Joe's Restaurant (#5, 20811 Fraser Hwy.). The event starts at 4 p.m.
He will be using his inflatable uprights and artificial turf field in the restaurant's parking lot.
All of this is being done in support of Kicking Cancer, a foundation Collins started on behalf of his late father, Ron, who passed away from the deadly disease in 2009.
The money raised helps support families who are dealing with cancer and aren't able to pay bills while taking care of their loved ones.
By donation, people can get Collins to kick blind-folded, or they can try booting a field goal themselves.
The restaurant will also be donating $0.50 from the sale of each featured pint as part of their Community Care Fund initiative.
And the following Saturday (Oct. 5), Collins will be kicking 300 field goals at the Body Smart Health open house (Walnut Grove Commerce Centre, #119 9440 202 St.) from noon to 4 p.m.
Some of the festivities include wine tasting, coffee samples, food and drinks, a silent auction, door prizes, a bouncy castle and massage demonstrations.
Collins was in Winnipeg over the weekend, where he kicked 500 field goals in just under four hours at the Blue Bombers game.
He is also scheduled to kick at the Hamilton Tiger-Cats game on Oct. 14 and then wrap things up at the B.C. Lions game on Oct. 25.
Collins formed Kicking Cancer last year and kicked 1,955 field goals in 48 hours.