Rainy Weather Cannot Dampen Soccerama

Children of all ages participated in the Spring Soccerama Credits: E Clee
Teams played throughout the day Credits: E. Clee
Parents and spectators sport umbrellas and smiles as they watched the children play Credits: E. Cle
Families enjoyed the day together Credits: E. Clee
Club President Ray Gunwirowsky addresses the player and families.   Credits: E. Clee
Children enjoyed the DJ between games Credits: E. Clee
Hula meets soccer Credits: E. Clee
A little extra practice between games Credits: E. Clee
Spectators prepare for whatever the weather brings Credits: E.Clee
The games continued despite a steady stream of rain in the morning Credits: E.Clee
Participants in the day's event receive commendations.   Credits: E. Clee
Soccerama is held in the Spring and Fall each year. Credits: E. Clee
As each game concluded players of the next were ready to go Credits: E.Clee

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.”

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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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