Ten young men from PSUSD schools have earned spots on the Palm Springs AYSO Soccer National’s team that will represent our state in the National Games to be held in Torrance California this summer from June 29th through July 6th, 2014.
Play...ers range in age from 8 to 10 (grades 3 through 5.)
Because of their outstanding play this soccer season, these players have earned a spot on the team, registration for the tournament, guaranteed participation in the National Games Opening Ceremonies as well as complimentary tickets to a Los Angeles Galaxy professional soccer game on the 4th of July where they will have the opportunity to meet professional players on the Galaxy’s current roster.
Although many of the costs have already been covered, transportation and lodging are not a part of the tournament invitation. In order to guarantee that these deserving young men get the opportunity to participate in this highly regarded tournament, Palm Springs AYSO is actively fundraising and accepting donations that will be spent on transportation, lodging, uniform and equipment costs. Many of the players on the roster cannot afford to cover their own costs. The experience for some of these players would be their first extended trip out of the Coachella Valley and would really broaden their horizons. This team will not only get to meet and compete against players from all over the country but will also have the opportunity of squaring off in the qualifying rounds against the tournament’s only international guests -- Trinidad and Tobago.
If you would like to donate to this very worthy cause that would enrich the life of a young Palm Springs Unified athlete, you can donate funds via the following website:
Any amount would go a long way towards helping the team have one hundred percent participation in this National tournament. If you would rather write a check, make it payable to AYSO 80 and sent to Kurt Schieldge at Vista del Monte Elementary School, 2744 N. Via Miraleste, Palm Springs, 92262.