CLARK, NJ – Drizzle in the air didn’t dampen the spirit at Clark Soccer Club’s Spring Soccerama. Families gathered with their children to enjoy a day of soccer, food, music, raffles and charity at Kumpf Middle School. Players from preschool through middle school were scheduled to play throughout the day.
For the first time at Soccerama, the club raised funds to support the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to veterans injured in the line of duty. The club sold camo-print soccer socks and Clark Soccer-Wounded Warrior tee shirts.
Jason Katz, Clark Soccer Club Executive Board Member explained how he came up with the idea to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. “To be perfectly honest, I saw the movie, American Sniper and it made me think about it and how we can help these guys. We sell pink socks and tees at the Fall Soccerama for Breast Cancer, and I thought this would be a good cause to bring to this one.”
According to Ray Gunsiorowsky, Clark Soccer Club President, they were anticipating over 300 players on the fields today. In total with players, family members and spectators, well over 600 people were expected to participate in the day’s events. Board Members Chris Irovando and John Bowen were all smiles while manning the concessions and standing ready to meet the demands of the crowd.
Clark Soccer Club provides instructional and recreational programs as well as inter-county and travel programs for children of all ages. The club is managed and the players coached by volunteer parents and community members. For more information about soccer in Clark, click here.
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