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To Whom It May Concern,
I would like to begin by thanking you for taking the time to read this letter. My name is Manleo Miranda and I am the coach for LVSA Silver 03 U16 team, a father to four children and husband to a wonderful supportive wife. More about me later.
We are aggressively raising funds for this wonderful group of kids. With your help, they will be able to acquire the uniforms needed to look professional on and off the field, increase their confidence knowing that their community supports them, allow them to continue being a top team in Nevada and the nation and compete in the most prestigious of tournaments.
LVSA Silver 03 are amazing young boys not only as players but as individuals. They have won some of the most important tournaments here in Nevada among these are Mayors Cup International Tournament five consecutive times October 2016, February 2017, October 2017, February 2018, October 2018. Nevada State Champions 2015, 2017, 2018. Champions of Desert Premier League 2017/2018, United Nations Cup Champions 2018, Las Vegas Premier Champions 2018, Las Vegas Thanksgiving Tournament U17 Champions (older division) 2018. California National Premier League Champions 2017, U.S. National Premier League Champions 2017, Regional 4 Far West National Finalist 2017, U.S. Youth National League Champions 2018 and finally the most prestigious of them all the U.S. Youth National Championship 2018. The team trains 6 days a week and you might ask yourself do they complain? No, not once have they said I am too tired. I do not want to do it. I see their eagerness to learn and their willingness to push beyond what they believe they are capable of and all this to become a better player. The level of their commitment is so solid that it is rare to see that at this age.
Over the summer, with great effort the boys achieved the highest honor for US Soccer by winning the U.S. National Youth Championship 2018. They continue to inspire others with their commitment toward perfection. These boys have achieved what no other boy team in Nevada had done before, win a National Championship. Their story is one of great sacrifice, commitment and brotherhood. They do not have sponsors like many of their counterparts. They carry their water jugs to the field proud because each morning their parents had prepared them with lots of ice, and love. They have worked so hard for this moment, all those long hours of practice in the cold winter months with rain, and summer heat of 117 degrees had come to an end, the bake sales, mowing lawns, car wash, raffles. Every single event they worked for so long was meant to lead them for one special day and one special moment, July 29th, 2018, minute 86, when the referee blew his whistle and Las Vegas was declared the 2018 U15 U.S. Youth National Champion. When asked how the parents with such limited budget drove 20 plus hours to Frisco TX, The boys and their parent’s response was “we would had peddled there if necessary but miss our boy’s special moment never.” Please help our boys reach for the stars, let these boys keep dreaming of greatness, of the possibilities that are available when discipline and faith combine. Let them learn that the true meaning of the word impossible is” I’m possible” if you have determination. In order to grow as soccer players, these boys need to participate in more tournaments here in the State of Nevada and in other competitive tournaments throughout the country. We have traveled to participate in competitive tournaments, but with great hardship because of the cost of the tournaments and the expenses of lodging and food for all 18 young boys.
These boys are known as the little giants because of their size. We are probably the shortest in stature, yet they play up one or two years making their height stand out amongst other teams. If this impresses you, wait until you see them play against players that are 40 to 60 pounds above them or one to two feet taller in height and yet win the ball at the game, whether its heading or a one on one run. I could keep going about the many virtues that these boys possess and to be honest I am amazed by their mental strength and competitive attitude but most importantly by their giant heart that see no boundaries to success. Have you ever wondered if you have impacted someone’s life?
Well I invite you to wonder no more! You can donate or sponsor these young boys and touch 18 wonderful lives. Your contribution will enable these young boys to participate in competitive tournaments but most important show them that super hero’s do not always wear a cape, fly or have super strength but are people who care and want to touch a life not just any but their life, the life of our little giants. Can you imagine how wonderful this is?
Become our partner! Help these boys grow as players and individuals. Any contribution will help our boys get closer to their goal. Remember it takes a village to raise a child, be part of this village. Your donation can be of any amount, the team will be forever grateful. May God bless you always. In advance thank you. Hoping that you can become one of our partners “Our Super Hero”.
A bit about me.
I Served in the military from July 1997-July 2001 and received a rank of E-5 Sergeant, honor graduate at basic training, Iron Man and honor award of my non-commission graduating class in Fort Steward. Soccer has always been my greatest passion, as a child I fell in love with the beautiful game and played at Cimarron High School during this time I was awarded 1994, 1995, 1996 MVP, All Sunset Division 1995 and 1996. What I have learned from the military and soccer is that perseverance will always be the key to success.
Head Coach of LVSA U16Team
My name is Ricardo Mogollon, one of the team parents. My son Ricky is on the team . I am the organizer of this campaign and will use funds to directly purchase uniforms, pay for monthly fees, tournament fees, and as much that can be covered with raised funds. I will forward funds as needed to LVSA or directly pay to the vendors.
Thank you for supporting our National Champions. Help us repeat this wonderful accomplishment.
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