I know there were some (perhaps many) who wanted to come but just couldn't make it (holiday parties, school night, Thursday Night Football, etc.). You missed a great night but the good news is that since we did fall short of our fundraising goal there is still time to support us. We are determined to keep pushing until the end to raise whatever additional funds we can to feed these children and make their Christmas special and fulfilling. You can donate easily by clicking the button above.
Here is a recap of the evening:
|Kylie with the Aggies|
|Items for sale to raise funds for Africa. Balls, T-Shirts, PeopleWater, School kits.|
|Papa Rick preparing delicious Swedish pancakes for guests.|
|The Silent Auction table.|
|The Aggies waiting for the next question of the fireside chat.|
They offered great advice to the younger players in the audience how to direct their own soccer career and what things they can do now to make a Division 1 school soccer team. They shared tips on how to fuel for a game, to be confident in themselves, to be coachable, and to not be shy about approaching colleges early and often they want to play for.
My wife, Wendy, I think beautifully summed up the audience's thoughts about these great ladies. She said: "I just want to thank you girls for being here and for sharing your thoughts tonight. I am really impressed. You are beautiful, articulate, good people. I am so happy that my daughter and the other soccer players here have you to look up to."
Totally agree and let me add my thanks to these tremendous women: Natalie Norris, Ashlyn Mulford, Lauren Roundy, Maris Hamblin, and Kendra Peemberton. Also, a big thanks to Coach Heather Cairns for her great support of the project and the evening.
|Big smiles after the chalk talk.|