• THE AUSTEN EVERETT FOUNDATION

  • UNITE2FIGHT

  • ATHLETES EMPOWERING KIDS

  • IN THEIR FIGHT

  • WITH CANCER

MEET AUSTEN

MEET AUSTEN

Austen Everett, a 22-year-old goalkeeper for the University of Miami, was once considered one of the top five goalkeepers in the nation. In 2008, during her junior year, Austen found herself in the fight of her life when she was suddenly diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. As Austen continued to battle cancer, she recognized the undeniable power, strength and support that her team and athletic community provided her. In Austen’s words, “My personal struggle with the illness was the most challenging and defining time of my life. It taught me how to fight and has allowed me to see more beauty truth and triumph in a single day than I could ever imagine in a lifetime. Cancer has been the most unbelievable blessing in my life and has inspired me to start a foundation to help children in their fight with cancer and other life threatening illness.”
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Upcoming Events

  1. Santa Clara Men’s Basketball vs Loyola Marymount

    February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. UW Women’s Basketball vs. Stanford

    February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • “Everybody has been so kind, generous, and just be able to make me feel loved and happy like you’ve known me forever. Austen Everett has really made me feel comfortable and has changed my life forever. I can’t thank you and the Austen Everett Foundation enough for everything you guys have done for me I really appreciate it thank you for everything.”

    -Khalel Young

    Khalel Young
    Khalel Young
    (Honoree)
  • To say Penny had fun is an understatement! I need to open a Twitter account! I think this is the straw that’ll make me do it! Those girls were amazing! I hope June got pictures of Penny running with the team! My mom was so happy and said it was the first time she’s seen Penny be herself since she was diagnosed! I can’t thank you guys enough the players were wonderful! Especially Fishloch and well all of them..even the Orlando girls! It was an unforgettable night and I can’t thank you enough!
    Love you guys so much,
    The Armstrongs and Princess Penny

    The Armstrong’s
    The Armstrong’s
    (From the Mother of the Honoree)
  • “Today KD was a totally different person. She displayed levels of confidence that we have never seen. This was an amazing experience for all of us. What Austen left behind was something absolutely life changing. Her legacy will change the lives of children and their families for years to come.”

    KD’s Mother
    KD’s Mother
    (Mother of Honoree)
  • “We will never be able to thank you enough for the incredible, once in a life time experience that Zach and our family had with you. Thank you most of all for sharing Austen’s story. The picture of Austen making a diving save with no hair encouraged Zach to keep going and keep playing when everyone else wanted him to sit on the sidelines because they thought he was fragile and sick. It is a powerful picture. The entire Sounders group – players and staff – were so amazing! They most certainly have fans for life in this family. The boys make sure to check “their friends” stats after every game.”

    Zach Cezar
    Zach Cezar
    (Mother of Honoree)
  • First off let me say thank you a million times over!  I know Channon and Christianna had a blast today.  I saw it written all over my babies faces.  They enjoyed the special attention they received and thoroughly enjoyed the game.  I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for reaching out and going the extra mile for our family.  Everything you did showed genuine love and concern for us and it was truly appreciated.” 

    Christopher Hopson
    Christopher Hopson
    (Father of Honoree)
  • “Thank you so much!  It was an incredible night that we will never forget!  The boys had such a great time and I know this experience will help Michael get through these next tough 4 months. Austen has done such great things and has touched so many.  Her story is such an inspiration.  Thank you for all you have done for Michael and our family!”

    Liz Albrecht
    Liz Albrecht
    (Mother of Honoree)
  • “You have no idea how much of an impact it made on our family, especially Layni.  When I showed her the recap she said, “Oh!  It’s me and the Hope Solo team!  Mommy…I was a star!”  We had the best time and will forever remember how much Layni enjoyed herself.  It was the perfect way for her to feel special and we truly appreciate your and the foundation’s generosity… Layni doesn’t ask for much but I know that the experience will be in heart forever. She’s never been one to cling to any specific toy or thing but if there’s ever a time where she can be the center of attention…she shines.  Having her as the co-captain was so perfect for her.”  

    Charmaine Schultz
    Charmaine Schultz
    (Mother of Honoree)

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