Parkland CC Kicks Out Hunger!
Ole Gunnar Sikora CHAMPAIGN, IL
“Kick out Hunger” Soccer Tourney, Aug. 30-31
Men’s Soccer Games to Benefit Food Pantry at Parkland
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Parkland College Men’s Soccer team will host a “Kick out Hunger” soccer tournament, benefiting the Wesley Food Pantry at Parkland, Aug. 30 and 31 at the soccer fields on the campus’s north side.
Eight college soccer teams representing Illinois, Indiana and Wyoming will participate in the two-day tournament. Games take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. In addition, a Women’s Soccer game will be played at noon on both days.
Cobras Men’s Soccer Coach Mark Sikora said teams hope to raise $2,000 during this event, to help make a difference in the lives of families in east central Illinois. The fundraising goal will feed approximately 300 students.
“The Parkland food pantry has already served hundreds of students and their families,” he said. “This is going to be a great time, and we encourage everyone to come out to help keep hunger at bay in our area. Besides fund raising, our players have volunteered hours to the pantry as shopping helpers and interpreters to a variety of families in the C-U community and I feel that this event is a great way to continue our relationship with the pantry during our season.”
While donations will be taken at the event, there is also an online donation site to make it easier for anyone who wants to support the effort to give. To donate online, visit Wesley Foundation Online Donations. Those wishing to donate also may do so by mail or by delivering their gift to 1203 W. Green St., Urbana, Illinois 61801. Please make checks payable to Wesley Evening Food Pantry (please acknowledge Parkland Pantry in the memo section).
The Wesley Pantry at Parkland, which launched last December, is open the second Wednesday of each month from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to serve students. It is located in the S Building on the campus’s south side. For more information, visit wesleypantry.org.
Labor Day “Kick Out Hunger” 2014
Saturday August 30th
Field Time Home Away
Field 1 10:00 am Parkland (IL) Laramie County (WY)
Field 2 10:00 am Lincoln Land (IL) Waubonsee (IL)
Field 1 12:00 pm Lincoln (IL) Ancilla (IN)
Field 2 12:00 pm Jackson (MI-Women) Heartland (IL-Women)
Field 2 2:00 pm U of Illinois Kankakee (IL)
Sunday August 31st
Field Time Home Away
Field 1 10:00 Lincoln Land (IL) Laramie County (WY)
Field 2 10:00 Lincoln (IL) Waubonsee (IL)
Field 1 12:00 Parkland (IL-Women) Jackson (MI-Women)
Field 2 12:00 U of Illinois Illinois Wesleyan
Field 1 12:00 Parkland (IL) Kankakee (IL)
Congratulations to Mr. Charlie Weinberg, this year's winner of the autographed Portland Timbers jersey! Thank you to everyone who donated money and/or time to make the Kick Out Hunger event the premier men's college soccer event in the Midwest. We raised over $1,000 to help combat hunger. Keep up the good work everyone!
The action has been top notch for both men's and women's matches. Thank you to all who have supported the Parkland Soccer Kick Out Hunger Invitational!
There is so much college soccer in Champaign this weekend (Saturday and Sunday), it's disgusting! Twelve matches in two days. Match times of 10, noon, and 2 on the campus of Parkland College. Men's teams (9) women's teams (3), - it's all there.
With the addition of Illinois Wesleyan University, there will be nine men's and three women's college soccer teams in one place! Add it to the list of things to do this Labor Day weekend. If you donate at least $25 you have a chance to win an autographed Portland Timbers jersey (delivered to your house).
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