Kick It for a Cause, Inc. is a charity kickball tournament turned nonprofit organization located in Woburn, Massachusetts. Our mission is to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention through intramural kickball tournaments, scholarships, educational programs, and legislative action.
Noah Dhaliwal is a current Boston College sophomore, a member of the class of 2024. He has been a 4-year track athlete at Woburn Memorial High School alongside 3 seasons of football as well. Noah is an officer of his school’s chapter of DECA, placing 6th in 2018 and 2nd in 2019 at the District 4 competition, and qualifying for the States competition both years. He has been active in volunteer work all his life, helping out with political campaigns when he was young by holding signs, serving food to participants at cancer walks, to being a staff member at several different ProCamps events. The idea to create an event like Kick It, came from a long-lasting desire to give back to his community and inspiration from the story of his co-founder Sam Gerry.
Sam Gerry is an award-winning mental health advocate and current sophomore at Bates College. In 2018, Sam was featured in Golf Digest and the Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” for his efforts in raising awareness for suicide prevention and has since made over a dozen national and international media appearances. Additionally, Sam is currently a co-chair of the Unsinkable Youth international council and a member of the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide’s advisory board in addition to formerly serving two terms on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline blog council. In 2021, Sam was named to the The Conversationalist’s inaugural Conversationa-LIST in the mental health category, which recognizes many of the top Gen-Z mental health advocates around the globe. Additionally, he was a finalist for the 2018 AJGA Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award, recipient of the 2019 Middlesex League SILS Award (Scholarship, Integrity, Leadership, and Spirit), recipient of the 2019 George Eastman Young Leader’s Award, and was formerly the the captain of the varsity golf team and president of National Honor Society at Woburn High.
Em Correia – Event Photographer
Emily is a freelance photographer and journalist based in Woburn, MA. Emily was a 4-year volleyball athlete at Woburn High, and the first sole Editor-in-Chief of the school’s publication, The Bull’s Eye. She is now writing for scramble! magazine as the head Lifestyle Editor and horoscope writer. Emily has publicly spoken out about sexual harassment and assault awareness especially in the LGBTQ+ community and hopes to tell her own story and others’ through her advocacy and acts through Kick It.