Laguna Hills Eclipse shows well in Kick for Hope 2011

Laguna Hills Eclipse GU16 Blue in Action at the 2011 Kick for Hope Tournament

July 8-10, 2011, San Diego, CA. The 3rd annual Kick for Hope soccer tournament saw three Eclipse teams make it to the finals in their respective age groups. It was a great way to start the pre-season for the teams as the opportunity play matches meant more than just getting fit. Coming off a month long break, none of the three teams had a training session prior to taking the field for the first of four games. The added bonus to the tournament was that the event’s concept of kids helping kids had all players and parents realize that they were helping kids around the world enjoy what many of them take for granted.

Coach Pete McNulty and Coach Dan Richards get support from their players during the Coaches Challenge Exhibition

The whole weekend started off with a kick-off jam at USD’s Torero Stadium where the coaches v coaches game took place under the lights in front of a crowd of about 600 supporters. Team registration, booths, concessions and other activities made for a great atmosphere. All this and more can be found at www.kickforhope.org along with photos from previous years. Get involved and make an effort to be at next year’s Kick for Hope tournament where the theme is “Play hard, Give Big!”

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