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Pickup Game Fundraiser on 2/15 for Courageous Officer, Local Mom in Extreme Need

Submitted by on January 24, 2016 – 6:03 pm2 Comments


Erika Coy, a wife, mother of four, and a Hudson County Corrections officer for 14 years, is in the midst of the toughest battle of her life.

In November of 2015, the 39-year-old from Wallington, New Jersey was diagnosed with Stage IV renal cancer (kidney cancer). Just one month later, the cancer spread to her brain and lungs. Her treatment is aggressive and ongoing at Hackensack University Medical Center.

While fellow Corrections Officers at the Kearny jail have donated vacation days to keep Officer Coy employed, the family is experiencing tough times. Coy’s husband, a carpenter, is by her side and caring full time for their four beautiful children, ages 14, 12, 8 and 6.

On Monday, February 15th, beginning at 8pm, we will be dedicating our pickup game matches to help the Coy family. For only a $20 donation (payable online or at the door), players can enjoy a full evening of unlimited, 5 v 5 pickup games at our 180 9th Street, Jersey City indoor field location.

You can register to attend this event online by clicking this link.

All proceeds from the night (including an on-site 50/50 raffle) will go towards a fund organized to pay six months of the family’s mortgage (total mortgage fundraising goal $15,000).

Register to attend this event right now! 

Can’t attend?  Donate now on our special GoFundMe page.

For more information about this fundraiser or Officer Coy’s courageous battle, please contact:

Coach Alex Lalaoui at The Soccer Learning Center/U.S. Soccer Heroes at 201-920-8523 or CoachAlex@SoccerLearningCenter.com

Officer Lakia Gaillard at the Hudson County Department of Corrections at 973-491-2655


  • Nellie Arroyo says:

    Erika we got your back. The sarg better known SGT Mahoney and I are very proud of you and you are a fighter we know you got this if you need anything we are there for you and your family. Aka lil mama miss that smile of your and you answering my call for my headcount.

  • Yvonne deCordova says:

    Hi, I’m not in a position to donate money right now, but would like to help. My daughter is 14 and constantly out growing clothes before they have been wore more than a couple of times. So I have a lot of very lightly used clothing under the size of Misses 5/6. Let me know if they could use some clothing to offset expenses.

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