The Carolinas’ Kickin’ It Challenge – Unite in the Fight Youth Soccer Tournament will debut at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C. on Mother’s Day Weekend 2014. The inspiration for The Carolinas Kickin’ It Challenge is Debbie S. Whitener, Shana Shivel’s mother, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2008. Shana wanted to honor her mother — and to help others who are still fighting the disease.  Fort Mill residents Shana Shivel and Dr. Sarah Morris are the event co-founders; both have children playing soccer in the Discoveries Club.

The Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund, which supports patient programs and research at Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute, is a beneficiary of this new event (net proceeds from the event will be split between the Institute’s Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund and the Charlotte affiliate of Susan G. Komen). The weekend fundraiser begins on Friday, May 9th with a Kick-Off Party to be held at the Anne Springs Close Greenway Dairy Barn in Fort Mill, S.C. The Friday evening party will feature a silent auction, upscale barbecue menu, entertainment, and program emceed by Matt Harris of “The Matt and Ramona Show” on 107.9FM. The youth soccer tournament follows on Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C.

To make a direct donation to support the Carolinas’ Kickin’ It Challenge, click here.

Event Dates:

MAY 9: The Carolinas’ Kickin’ It Challenge Kickoff Party

Location: Anne Springs Close Greenway Dairy Barn

(250 Dairy Barn Ln, Fort Mill, SC 29715)

MAY 10-11: The Carolinas’ Kickin It Challenge soccer tournament

Location: Manchester Meadows complex in Rock Hill

(337 E Mt Gallant Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730)

Online registration for both events has begun.



For more information, contact Shana Shivel at or 704-293-4250.