On May 3, 2014, AYSO Region 428 Soccer started off “Soccer Fest 2014” with a Kick-A-Thon Fundraiser for the National Games. The event was held at Harts Field, 814 Hart Road in Round Lake from 6 AM to 6 PM. When I arrived the parking lot was almost filled as supporters turned out in large numbers to watch their kids play soccer as well as the 12-hour Kick-A-Thon. With other scheduled events on my agenda I only had time to shoot a few video clips and watch the volunteers trying desperately to keep things from blowing off their tables.
Members of the U16 Boys and U19 Girls National teams kicked a ball continuously to raise funds for the 50th Anniversary National Games to be held in Torrance California this July. As part of Soccer Fest 2014, AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) is also holding the world’s largest pickup soccer game, along with food and raffles.
Soccer Fest, sponsored by Dole, will host vendors such as Key Lime Cove, Chicago Fire, Chicago Red Stars, Soccer Paradise, Quick Stick Lacrosse, and the Round Lake Park District. AYSO Region 428 celebrates 30 years serving the Round Lake Area and Grayslake.
If you would like to donate to the Round Lake Area Region 428 2014 AYSO 50th Anniversary National Games Fundraiser please visit their fundraiser page HERE.