The Second Annual Gold Ribbon Games
Our toes were cold, but our hearts were warm as the Staten Island Soccer Community came together to support Maggie Russo and her family. Players and referees, parents and coaches all braved the chill on the night of Saturday November 10th under the lights at Owl Hollow. The evening started with a Skills Competition organized with the help of the Staten Island Referee Association and volunteers from member clubs of the Staten Island Youth Soccer League. Gold is the color of Childhood Cancer Awareness so gold soccer balls were raffled off as prizes to participants. Next up, Maggie and her 13U Our Lady of Good Counsel teammates joined Petrides, Richmondtown, Great Kills, OLHC, St Patrick's, OLSS, Holy Child, New World Prep and St Joseph Hill Clubs in games with players wearing gold socks to show their support for Maggie. The best part of the evening - $5,000 was raised for two charities near and dear to the Russo family - Candlelighters NYC and We Can Kick It. Candlelighters NYC is an organization dedicated to helping families get through the difficult times when a child is diagnosed and being treated for cancer. We Can Kick It works to use the passion of soccer to inspire and empower children and their families affected by cancer. It was a great night for Soccer on Staten Island!
Have a weekend game at Owl Hollow in November? Please bring a non-perishable item to the field. We'll be collecting canned goods and dry goods (rice, beans, etc.) on Saturdays and Sundays in November. Just drop your items at the collection point near the storage containers. Food will be distributed to pantries throughout the Island before Thanksgiving.
All teams are invited to accessorize in Pink - socks, balls, goalie jerseys, etc.
Please make sure everyone participates. If you're wearing pink socks, EVERYONE on the team must wear pink socks.
If you experience problems at Owl Hollow with field permits or sports other than soccer. Please Call Parks Enforcement at:
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