After a tragic earthquake in Haiti in 2010, a young Franklin boy created the Hope for Haiti soccer tournament motivated to do something to help. A soccer tournament was developed over February's school vacation that provided an opportunity for soccer players to have a lot of fun in friendly competition. The event raised a significant amount of money that was donated to the relief fund for Haiti. The Soccer For Smiles tournament was born! A way for kids to help others in their own community!
To date, the tournaments have raised over $47,000! The tournaments have focused on local charities with the majority of monies raised going toward the Random Smile Project. The group has also supported Team Isabella and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Each year the tournament has grown in participation and donations. The team of students has grown and changed as older team members move on to college and new students join in the effort.
Please join in this year! Kids playing kids raising money for charities, no coaches, no adults (other than the supervising staff of Franklin Soccer School), just kids having some fun over February vacation for a good cause. Grab some friends and make a team or just register on your own and join a team!
Here is the expected schedule during February vacation (Feb 17 - Feb 21) (which may adjust slightly based on teams/players registered):
- Boys, Grades 1 and 2 Tuesday 10-Noon
- Girls, Grades 1 and 2 Tuesday 10-Noon
- Boys, Grades 3 and 4 Tuesday 12:30-2:30pm
- Boys, Grades 5 and 6 Tuesday 3:00-5:00pm
- Coed, Grades 7 and 8 Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm
- Girls, Grades 3 and 4 Wednesday 10:00-Noon
- Girls, Grades 5 and 6 Wednesday 12:30-2:30pm
- High School (Coed) Wednesday 2:30-4:00pm
|Soccer For Smiles Tournament - Registration open for February vacation week|