The Southington High School Boy’s Soccer Team and its booster club, Friends of Soccer, in conjunction with the United Way of Southington, is holding a special benefit soccer game against Windsor High School Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Southington High School.
This special event is called “Southington United” and is being organized to raise funds and awareness for the sixteen local programs the United Way of Southington supports.
The theme for the evening, including being printed on special soccer jerseys that will be worn by players in this game, is “LIVE UNITED.” The name “Southington United” shows our association and commitment to the United Way of Southington and the Town of Southington as well as keeps us connected to soccer with the reference to the world famous soccer club Manchester United of England, and other teams that use the “United” moniker.
All proceeds from Southington United will benefit the United Way of Southington and the programs they support.
This is not a fundraiser for the SHS Boy’s Soccer program. This is the players’ way of giving back to their own community, one that has given so much to them over the years.
The Southington Community Services Food Pantry Van will be on site to collect non-perishable food items donated by players, families and supporters coming to the game. The halftime ceremony will include notable speakers from the United Way of Southington’s supported programs to show us all how important their work is and why they need our help.
Commemorative jerseys and wristbands will be sold the night of the game as well as food concessions with all proceeds going to the United Way of Southington. A voluntary donation of $5 per person is being asked at the gate with donation jars available to all who want to give additionally.
Programs supported by the United Way of Southington: Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Bread for Life, Catholic Charities, CT Center for Healthy Aging, Child Guidance Clinic, Community Mental Health Affiliates, Connecticut Legal Services, Literacy Volunteers, Margaret Griffin Child Development Center, Mulberry Gardens “Friendship Club”, Prudence Crandall Center, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Salvation Army, VNA Healthcare, Southington Community YMCA and the YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Service.
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