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Cameras focus on Kicking for Cure
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Justin Coenenberg and the Manteca High girls soccer team will make their TV debut on Monday morning. 

Coenenberg was contacted by a managing editor with Good Day Sacramento on Wednesday about filming a segment for the Kicking for a Cure game, the program’s annual fundraiser.

The game will be played Monday evening and feature a raffle and silent auction. The Buffaloes will face Lathrop High in a Valley Oak League contest at Guss Schmiedt Field. The varsity game will begin at 6 p.m. All proceeds, including concession and gates sales, will be donated to Destiny Herrera, an 11-year-old battling a rare form of osteosarcoma.

In four years, Kicking for a Cure has raised more than $25,000 for the fight against cancers. The last two years the Buffaloes have sponsored a local child, beginning with Riley Simmons in 2013 and Noah Valdez last spring.

On Monday, the fundraiser will reach a regional audience with the help of Good Day.

Coenenberg will speak directly with the anchors on set, according to an email sent by Managing Editor Alyson Hanner, while members of his team perform drills in the background.

The publicity helps. On Wednesday, Coenenberg received a $500 pledge from the Manteca Area Soccer League after a story appeared in Tuesday’s Manteca Bulletin.