KidsPeace is accepting team registrations for the 13th Annual KidsPeace Soccer Invitational until July 28. This wonderful family event will be held on August 21 and 22 at the Orchard Hills Campus of KidsPeace in Orefield, PA. The proceeds of the tournament will benefit www.TeenCentral.Net, the unique website developed by KidsPeace that allows teens to write anonymous posts about their problems and concerns and receive free online advise from Master's level counselors within 24 hours. The site also contains resources, news, celebrity profiles and solid information about domestic violence, obesity and smoking cessation.
The weekend will be filled with competitive soccer, and every team is guaranteed three games, more if they make the semi-finals and finals. Sponsors are still being welcomed to help defray the costs of the tournament. Please call Sheri Weber at 610-799-8071 for more information on how you or your organization can help sponsor this great community weekend. The tournament is free to the public, so neighbors and friends are invited to visit the KidsPeace campus to join in the fun.
"We also need volunteers to help with registration, marshaling, parking, food and souvenir sales, assisting visitors and setup and cleanup," said Operations Coordinator Jenelle Perich. To offer your assistance for part or all of the weekend, please contact Kelly Fritzinger at 610-799-8370 or Kelly.Fritzinger@kidspeace.org.
In addition to great competitive soccer, there will be a coaches clinic on Friday August 20 conducted by Fernando Carrizo, head coach of the Northwestern Lehigh High School team and assistant coach of the FC Sonics. The clinic is free to all participating coaches and for a small fee to coaches who will not have teams in the tournament. There will be camping on the grounds of KidsPeace for teams and their families, but there are also several area hotels that are close to the tournament and to Dorney Park.
During the weekend, the Verizon Street Team will be on campus as will Schuylkill Valley Sports, radio station personalities from B104 and representatives of WFMZ Channel 69 News. There will be something for everyone during the weekend and all to benefit a very important resource for teens in need of assistance.