August 16, 2012
LUNCH WITH ABBY
Illinois Youth Soccer partners with Wambach for fund raiser
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – Youth soccer players in Illinois will have an opportunity to have lunch with and maybe even play soccer with U.S. Women's National team star Abby Wambach.
Wambach, in conjunction with the Illinois Youth Soccer Association, has launched an innovative and fun fundraiser to benefit Illinois based Soccer for Success program. Players who raise $250 will meet and have lunch along with a guest with Wambach at the Illinois fundraiser’s celebration, the Soccer Showcase with Abby Wambach.
“I’m thrilled to team up with Illinois Youth Soccer Association to raise both money and awareness for Soccer for Success. I can’t wait to meet the young soccer players of Illinois on October 13th,” said Wambach.
Players raising $250 will, with a guest, have lunch with; ask questions and get to play in a soccer game with s Wambach. The top 64 overall fundraisers will participate in a soccer game with Wambach
The event takes place Saturday, October 13 at Libertyville Sports Complex in Libertyville, IL.
Mary Jane Bender, Executive Director of Illinois Youth Soccer Association, says, “We are very excited to introduce Abby Wambach to soccer’s future stars growing up right here in Illinois. We are also thrilled to partner with her to generate funds and increase awareness for Soccer for Success."
During the fundraising campaign, as players collect donations they will receive, at the:
• $150 level: A flexible wrist band engraved with Abby Wambach’s “Play Hard, Play Fair” message.
• $200 level: A commemorative event poster and an event T-shirt.
• $250 level: An invitation to attend, with a guest, the Soccer Showcase featuring Abby Wambach including lunch with Wambach, pictures and autographs followed by a Q&A and then a soccer game with the top 64 fundraisers.
• The top 10 overall fundraisers will sit with Wambach during lunch at the head table. The top 2 overall fundraisers will sit next to her at lunch.