On May 3, 2014, AYSO Region 428 Soccer starts off “Soccer Fest 2014” with a Kick-A-Thon Fundraiser for the National Games. The event will be held at Harts Field, 814 Hart Road in Round Lake from 6 AM to 6 PM.
Members of the U16 Boys and U19 Girls National teams will be kicking 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. Commissioner Joe Nadeau says “AYSO 428 repeatedly proves that a soccer program is not only affordable but also teaches young players the necessary skills to be successful both on and off the field”