Two of the many participants in this year’s Flags for the Cure tournament were Kennedy Foster and Ashlea Klam, who attend Keiser University in West Palm Beach.
Foster and Klam are members of Keiser University’s women’s flag football team. In addition to being part of Keiser’s flag football program, both Foster, 22, and Klam, 19, were also members of the U.S. Women’s National Flag Football team last year.
Both played in seven games for the U.S. team in 2023 and are planning to earn a spot on the 2024 U.S. team during tryouts in Charlotte, North Carolina, in late February/early March.
Their hope is to make the U.S. team, thereby securing a spot on the squad that will be playing in the 2024 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Flag Football World Championships in Lahti, Finland, from Aug. 25-30.
During the seven games that both women played for the U.S. squad in 2023, Foster played as a wide receiver, and Klam was a center. While playing for Keiser, Foster is a wide receiver, and Klam plays both wide receiver on offense and safety on defense.
At Keiser, both Foster and Klam are sports management majors. In the Flags for the Cure tournament, both played for Carnage, which defeated Make Your Move United in the Women’s Open division final, 19-7.