Thursday, September 29, 2011

We set a Guinness World Record to support SCORES youth!

On September 10, 2011, soccer players from the St. Louis metro area came together at Saint Louis University to kick off the St. Louis soccer season at the 1st annual Great St. Louis Soccer Dribble. The Honorable Mayor Francis G. Slay served as Honorary Chairman for this inaugural event, and Bill McDermott served as MC.
"Soccer is an institution that spans generations here in St. Louis," said Pete Spanos, America SCORES St. Louis board member and owner of Vetta Sports complexes. "We saw the need for an event to pull together soccer players and teams from around the area to kick off the season. And we decided to add some fun and excitement to it while we were at it."
Photos courtesy of Steve Ley
All proceeds raised at the event benefited America SCORES St. Louis, a non-profit youth development program that brings soccer, poetry, and service learning to urban youth.
Honorary Chairman Mayor Francis Slay says: "America SCORES St. Louis provides a strong model for youth development. Through the unique combination of soccer, poetry, and community service, they are providing opportunities for poet-athletes to be successful throughout their lives as students, citizens, and leaders."
"We were thrilled to host America SCORES St. Louis as it continues its mission of engaging and educating St. Louis area youth," Saint Louis director of athletics Chris May said.
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