WHAT IS SOCCER 4 SOLDIERS?
Soccer 4 Soldiers is about hope. We hear a lot about hope. Our servicemen and women provide it to us every day with the selfless service they give to defend this country. But for many families of servicemen and wounded warriors, sometimes there is very little hope. Life with either a spouse deployed overseas or killed in action is an extreme hardship. Being a veteran coming home to a world that for you is different than the one you left, can be a traumatic and gut wrenching experience. Sometimes you don’t know where to turn. Sometimes you need a little help. Sometimes you need hope.
That’s where organizations like the Travis Manion Foundation come in. Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis’ legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, “If Not Me, Then Who…” Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes live on in the next generation.
The TMF vision is to create a nation of purpose-driven individuals and thriving communities that are built on character. Since it’s creation it has established 4 national offices, served more than 60,000 veterans and survivors, and strengthened communities throughout the nation.
But they can’t do it without help. They need fund to operate and to continue their important outreach. That’s where we come in.
Soccer 4 Soldiers is a charity soccer tournament co-sponsored by the Helping Hands Committee of Pennsylvania Apartment Association and Buckingham United Soccer Club of the Central Bucks Athletic Association. The tournament takes place over the course of one day and follows a 4v4 “street rules” format
In addition to the tournament, there are concessions, vendors and games for the whole family. This is an amazing event for a worthwhile cause.
Come out and spend the day in the sun, playing or watching soccer all while giving support to those who really need it.
About Pennsylvania Apartment Association
The Pennsylvania Apartment Association East (PAA East) is a non-profit organization representing multi-family developers, owners and managers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. PAA East serves the multi-family housing industry by providing a forum to utilize and share the collective strengths of its members in order to provide educational, public relations and governmental affairs related services that enhance the opportunity for quality rental housing, and to develop and promote active participation by exchanging ideas via networking events.
About Buckingham United Soccer Club
The Buckingham United Soccer Club is the travel soccer program of Central Bucks Athletic Association. The Soccer program includes intramural and special needs programs. In 2012, CBAA integrated all of the soccer programs, much like our other sports programs (Basketball and Lacrosse). The club was formed over 45 years ago and currently has over 40 teams playing in competitive leagues all around the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.