For over 40 years, this community based soccer club in Pleasanton, California has been teaching boys about good sportsmanship, teamwork and what it means to be a model citizen. In an effort to foster international friendship and mutual understanding through exchanges between people with a common interest in soccer, our clubs U14 Premier team travels abroad each year for 10 days during the year’s school spring break, as part of its curriculum.
The club has established an international partnership with a professional club in England called Sheffield Wednesday. This partnership allows for team travel, coaching education, and possible individual player development opportunities. The Under-14 Premier team will travel to London, Sheffield and Manchester to visit, train and compete with local soccer teams in a new program designed to give kids greater cultural awareness through athletic development and exchange.
We are excited to be able to bring this opportunity to members of our club and provide them the opportunity to make a global connection in a way that very few will ever be able to achieve.
In order to assist these players with the cost of the trip, we are engaging in several fundraising events and we are looking for support from local businesses and thought leaders. Our goal is to fundraise enough throughout the year to cover the majority of the player’s costs of travel. Parents and other family members are welcome to attend the trip as well but will not share in the fundraising. This year’s U14 Team is travelling to England in April next year. They already have some fund-raising under way for this exciting trip.
As last year we are very pleased to have the support of Dublin Chevrolet with a raffle where the top prizes are a 2013 Chevy Equinox or a 2013 Cruize.
Thank you to those of you have already bought tickets and the team will be around the sports park over the next few weeks selling the tickets, so look out for your opportunity to buy.
We also are inviting you to dine at a variety of local venues that support local causes. We are starting with
Panda Express on Santa Rita/Rosewood Dr from midday until 10pm Thursday Sept 27th. For sales accompanied by our flyer, Panda will donate 20%! Feel free to pass flyers around to your friends and family to support the team. There will be other restaurants targeted throughout the next few months so please watch out for the information
In addition we have some extremely talented amateur photographers who are offering their expertise to come to your sons game and take a series of up to 250 photos of your team, The cost is $100 which if spread between multiple families is a great deal. For more information see flier.