UPDATE: Play soccer Sunday to help players thousands of miles away

(UPDATED with change of location)

ORIGINAL REPORT, 9:10 PM TUESDAY: Play soccer on Sunday afternoon in West Seattle for fun, and for a good cause! We just got word of this all-ages fundraising “soccer carnival” tonight from co-organizer Savita Wilson, who explains:

My friend Allegra and I are hosting a soccer event on March 19 from 1-3 pm @ Delridge Playfield Playground.

During the summer, we went to Costa Rica with a soccer organization called Woza. During our two weeks there, we worked closely with two partners: Ricardo and Roberto. Both of them have started their own organizations which helps to keep kids off the streets through soccer. Allegra and I are also members of the Student Leadership Board for Woza and we want to raise money in order to help Ricardo and Roberto reach out to more kids by being be able to rent field space, new equipment, more coaching staff, etc.

The activities that will be run at the event are a 3v3 tournament, a juggling challenge, a chip challenge, and a dribbling competition. Also, there is a pre-signup for the 3v3 tournament available which gets each team a few dollars off of their signup price. Our hope is that you are all willing to help us make this exciting event happen!

They are coordinating signups through this event page. Meanwhile, you can go here to find out more about Woza Soccer.

UPDATE, 8:31 PM WEDNESDAY: Savita just e-mailed to say that they’ve lost the use of Delridge for Sunday because of double-booking so they’re not sure that the event will be in West Seattle after all. We’ll update when they get word of a location.

SECOND UPDATE: The event will be in the Delridge Community Center Park/Playground area near the skate park. Bring cash!

4 Replies to "UPDATE: Play soccer Sunday to help players thousands of miles away"

  • Matt March 14, 2017 (10:33 pm)

    Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7:30 am, there are multiple pickup games–usually about forty people come out to play. You might set up a table there to draw interest/donations.  

  • aa March 15, 2017 (4:52 am)

     Woza Soccer is a local organization founded by a man who grew up in Ballard.

  • Just Wondering March 15, 2017 (8:32 am)

    Can I just make a cash donation?

  • SueG March 15, 2017 (12:36 pm)

    This sounds awesome!  Too bad it’s right up against the Sounders home opener :(

    But I am definitely going to share with my 14-year-old son – thanks!! 

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