Spring-Ford Boys Soccer team is holding the second annual ‘Night Under the
Lights” mini-camp at Coach McNelly Stadium on Sunday, with a special emphasis
on giving back to the community.
The mini-camp, which will run from 4-7 p.m., is open to all boys and girls from the ages of 7-12; the event will include skill-building sessions, team events, contests and games, insight into high school soccer, and a drawing to be a guest at a varsity game.
“Last year we held our first Night under the Lights, which gave the team the chance to ensure the future of their sport by instilling their love of soccer in younger players,” said Camp Director and Spring-Ford Head Soccer Coach Doug Landis. “This year, they are giving back even more.”
Last year, the funds collected allowed the soccer program to purchase new warm-ups and soccer bags for the Boys Soccer team; in 2013, a majority of the event’s proceeds will go back into the Spring-Ford community.
This year, the $30 registration fee will to towards a donation to a charity selected by the team, and will create the first Spring-Ford Boys Soccer Team scholarship, according to organizers.
Camp-goers are also encouraged to bring shoes for “Ian’s Boots,” a project started in memory of fellow soccer player Ian Miller. The team will also collect food for a soup kitchen in Norristown.
“These projects were chosen by the team member,” said Landis. “That makes me very proud of the character they show both on and off the field.”
Several community businesses are sponsoring the event, including Kelly’s World Class Automotive, Bravo Pizza in Limerick, The Peanut Bar and Grill, Kelly Insurance, Keller Williams in Royersford, Camelot Salons, Penn Liberty Bank, Sweet Ashley’s and Bruster’s Ice Cream.
Shin guards, soccer cleats or sneakers and comfortable clothes are required for the event. For more information, visit Ram Nation Soccer on Facebook.