2ND Annual

#Roar4Rare Family Soccer Game

Join us for fun, all ages, all levels 7v7 soccer games to benefit kids with rare diseases and their families!

Play, Support or Volunteer: You can sign up as a team captain, soccer player, supporter fan on the sidelines, or volunteer. See sign up form below.

Make a difference: Free to play! Donations welcome. Proceeds go to kids and families facing rare diseases in children's hospitals across NC. The Luka The Lion Foundation raises awareness for pediatric rare diseases and supports kids and their families so nobody every feels alone. It's fitting that we honor Luka's spirit by playing his favorite game, for more about Luka's story, click here to watch our videos.


2nd Annual #Roar4Rare Family Soccer Game Sign Up

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If you plan on playing soccer, this helps us match up the 7v7 games evenly, we never judge.

Win the raffle: Prizes announced in November! Raffle breakdown: $5 for 1 ticket, $20 for 5 tickets, $40 for 10 tickets, and $70 for 20 tickets. We'll also sell our Luka The Lion Foundation t-shirts, #LukaTheLion scarves, and collect donations at the event. If you are interested in donating items or services for the raffle, please contact Emily@lukathelionfoundation.org. 

Sponsored by: Tobacco Road FC, UNC Fertility, The Storyteller Studios, and more coming soon! Interested in sponsoring? Contact Emily@lukathelionfoundation.org

Why we #Roar4Rare: To raise awareness for and meet the unique and unmet needs of kids with rare diseases and their families so nobody ever feels alone. Donations to the Luka The Lion Foundation have supported kids and their families in the following unique ways: medical equipment, specialized cream for side effects to medication, academic scholarship for a summer learning opportunity, back to school supplies and clothing, safety hardness for a medical chair, visual therapy equipment, unscented sanitizing wipes, diapers, developmental toys, emergency lodging, healthy snacks, financial contribution for funeral costs, and so much more to come. The Luka The Lion Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and our tax ID is 81-1247775. Click here to make your contribution to #Roar4Rare.


It all started when...

Uncle Seth and Aunt Dey Dey had the idea for a pick-up soccer game when they were visiting North Carolina from their home in France. At the time, we were wondering what would become our annual fundraiser event for the Luka The Lion Foundation. It was right there in front of us the entire time! While the original July 2016 pick-up game had to be rescheduled due to a heat advisory, it has gained momentum and evolved into our flagship annual event for Luka The Lion Foundation to support kids with rare diseases and their families so nobody ever feels alone. We love soccer so much it has helped us not feel alone when we were home in isolation with Luka or at the hospital cheering on Arsenal as a team of Gooners. The rest is history with the 1st annual game in November 2016 bringing in 150 people and another game in France in August 2017. Kids with rare diseases and their families thank you for your ROAR!