The 12th Annual Soccer Invitational held by KidsPeace in Orefield, PA, on August 22 and 23, was a huge success. The organizers and planning committee of the event would like to thank the players, coaches, families and spectators who visited the Orchard Hills Campus during the tournament not only for their good sportsmanship and respect for others, but for arriving as strangers and leaving as friends of KidsPeace. More than 100 volunteers from the ranks of KidsPeace and the community contributed to making the tournament run smoothly and safely and ensuring that an enjoyable time was experienced by all. KidsPeace estimates that more than 4,000 individuals were present to play or cheer on their favorite teams.
Community service is a big component of the residential treatment programs at KidsPeace, so many of the children also provided invaluable assistance to the tournament organizers. From making signs to assist visitors in finding where they should be to marshaling games to assisting with setup and cleanup, our kids happily pitched in to help ensure the success of the tournament. Many of our associates spent their days off helping out, and several brought along family and friends to make the weekend one to remember. There was much good will everywhere, and visitors left with a positive impression of KidsPeace and those who work here.
KidsPeace is eager to receive feedback from those who attended the soccer tournament. We would like to know what we did well and where we can improve for next year's tournament. Therefore, if you attended the 12 Annual KidsPeace Soccer Invitational, we ask you to take a few minutes to complete our survey and share your thoughts with us. We hope to see you next year and ask you to bring your family and friends to play, help out or watch some great soccer competition. Save the date for August 21 and 22, 2010, for the 13th Annual KidsPeace Soccer Invitational.