WATERVILLE — The third annual Kick Around the Clock for Cass will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Thomas College’s Smith Field on West River Road. Rain date is July 22, according to a news release from the ShineOnCass Foundation.

More than 400 people are expected to help keep a continuous 11-hour soccer game going to honor Cassidy Charette. Charette, who wore the No. 11 jersey, was a standout midfielder for Messalonskee High School girls soccer when she was killed in a hayride incident in 2014.

Teams of 11 to 15 people register to play soccer for 60 minutes in designated time slots throughout the day to keep the time clock running for 11 continuous hours. Players pay a $10 registration fee and will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

This year’s event will also welcome youth players from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to play free mini games and learn soccer skills on the adjacent turf field. Grades kindergarten through third grade will play from 11 a.m. to noon and grades 4 and older from noon to 1 p.m. Prior registration is not required for youth activities.

Riley Field and Emily Hogan, Charette’s classmates, will helping the foundation organize the event again to support the work inspired by Cassidy and to honor their friend.

“It has been almost four years since her passing, and yet her spirit is still very much alive in our community,” said Field, according to the release. “So many people look forward to this event each year. It brings everyone together who love and miss Cass and supports the things that were important to her.”

Students from area high schools, current and alumni athletic teams as well as families and teams from local summer camps are registered to play.

Messalonskee High School girls soccer team will play against Charette’s former teammates from Central Maine United Premiere Soccer during the final hour starting at 7 p.m. Spectators are welcome all day.

Proceeds from the event will support the ShineOnCass Foundation, a charitable nonprofit organization established by the Charette family to educate, inspire and empower youth to shine their own light through volunteer charitable activities.

Major sponsors of the event are Golden Pond Wealth Management, Central Maine Motors Auto Group and Thomas College.

To register a team, volunteer or sponsor, call 314-6996, email [email protected] or visit the Shine On Cass Facebook page.

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