BENEFITING: RED HOOK SOCCER CLUB INC
The Red Dragons are a girls U-13 travel soccer team associated with the Red Hook Soccer Club, Inc. The team has been together for four years, consisting of 16 girls, 12 of which have been on the team since day one.
Our team has an opportunity to play in an international tournament held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden. The girls' dream is to play in the Gothia Cup as a team in the summer of 2015. The Gothia Cup is recognized as the world's largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year around 1600 teams from 80 nations all around the world take part in the event.
As you can imagine, this is a tremendous opportunity that all of the girls may never get the chance to experience again. They are striving as a team to achieve their goal.
All of the girls are local, and from middle-class families. Not all the families are able to afford the cost of such a trip, therefore we are asking for any donation that you are able to give in order for us to help our daughters achieve their dreams.
We are also fundraising locally, hosting a variety of events to help achieve our overall goal of 48,000 dollars. This amount covers the total cost for all 15 girls to be able to travel to Sweden, including airfare and accommodations. The families attending with their children will be funding their own trips.
We've hosted a number of events and plan to host many more, some of those events being: The Car Wash, The Snack Bar at the intramural soccer fields, and Bard College World Cup Preview held at Bard College. This includes only a few of the many events we plan to hold.
We need your help in achieving this seemingly monumental goal of 25,000 dollars. Any donation is very much needed and appreciated! Your contribution is tax deductible, and there is a tax payer id included when you donate to our cause.
Not only will you be helping our daughters, you will be helping to take part in changing the lives of several young children in Sweden. We are currently looking into taking a part of our proceeds and, as a gesture of good will, helping young children that are in need in Sweden. We are working with a International Rotary Organization in which we could possibly be helping with a school that has no funding for a instrumental after school program. This is just in the beginning stages so we're still in the process of finalizing the actual program.
And again, any donation you can afford to make will be met with the upmost appreciation and thanks.
We thank you for taking the time to read about The Red Dragons and our ultimate goal of playing the game we love and helping children in need.