Help EJ join USSoccer Team in Spain

$3,250 of $7,400 goal

Raised by 34 people in 9 months
Sharina Carter  SAINT LOUIS, MO
Help EJ join USA All-Star Soccer Team in Barcelona, Spain this November! 

Recently, EJ participated in an intensive FCBarcelona soccer clinic.  He played in 90+ degree weather and in heavy rain at times but that never dampened his spirit and tenacity!

His efforts earned him a spot in an exclusive soccer clinic and tournament at FC Barcelona Headquarters in Barcelona, Spain! Over 2,500 players were evaluated at 9 camps in the US and less than 10% were selected.

In Barcelona, EJ will participate in advanced and intensive training run by Official FC Barcelona Coaches on the same fields as Messi and Iniesta!  He’ll even play on the USA All-Star Team to compete in a tournament against top Barcelona soccer clubs! 

This trip will be a once in a lifetime experience that we feel EJ has earned and deserves. He’s such a good kid and an excellent soccer player!

We're asking for help to raise money to fund this trip. In the worst case scenario,  one parent can accompany him, but we’re aiming for all four of us to join and support EJ on this trip!

Funds collected will cover the cost of the trip for the four of us (EJ, Elijah, Ed and myself) including airfare. 

The trip is from November 18 - 28th, 2016 with payment due in full by October 15, 2016.

If you’d like more information about the program, click the link below.
 Trip Invitation and Details 

We appreciate any assistance that you can provide! Thanks so much!

P.S. You could also help buy purchasing from our etsy shop: ​
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmbellishedBirthdays?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Thanks!Sharina
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Update 6
Posted by Sharina Carter
4 months ago
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Hi Everyone! We're back from the trip (we've actually been back for a week and I'm just now feeling back into the swing of things) Anyway, we're back and I'm still so grateful for your support, so I want to say thank you again! It was an amazing trip and your donation really helped make this happen.

EJ and his teammates did their best against they're Spanish opponents, but unfortunately didn't win any games. But it wasn't easy for a newly formed team to play play against established teams (one team was even 1 year older). Anyway, despite the losses (and EJ falling ill during) the trip was still the best time ever!

Here's a link to our photo album. Warning(there are thousands of pictures :)...and videos aren't even uploaded! :) It literally took 3 days to upload them all to shutterfly!

pix.sfly.com/wfFO9O2e

Thanks again!
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Update 5
Posted by Sharina Carter
7 months ago
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Soccer season is in full swing and EJ is honing his skills at going hard at every game in preparation for Barcelona! He scored 9 goals in 2 games and is having a blast with New City teammates along the way!
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Update 4
Posted by Sharina Carter
8 months ago
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Only $5,600 to go! Thanks to all of our friends and even strangers for your support!

Honestly every little bit helps :)


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Update 3
Posted by Sharina Carter
9 months ago
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Thanks everyone for your support and generosity! If you have a couple minutes, have a look at EJ's first soccer highlight video. We're excited to see his skills go to the next level after FC Barcelona training!
EJ's first soccer highlight video!
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$3,250 of $7,400 goal

Raised by 34 people in 9 months
Created July 14, 2016
GL
$50
Gregg Lippert
9 months ago
2
2
MR
$50
Melissa Ruwitch
9 months ago
1
1
DW
$10
Dawn Wright Williams
9 months ago
1
1
BS
$100
Barb Shannon
9 months ago
1
1

I sure hope everyone in your family gets to go to see EJ and his team wow Barcelona. This is such an exciting opportunity!

SD
$50
Sanjeena Dang
9 months ago
1
1

Good luck!

EW
$40
Emma Whiting
9 months ago
1
1

Way to go, Eddie! So proud of you! What an amazing accomplishment!

BW
$100
Brad Warner
9 months ago
1
1
DC
$25
David Cole
9 months ago
1
1
MS
$30
Mike Shannon
9 months ago
1
1
DS
$25
Dan Shannon
9 months ago
1
1
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