ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/12 -- The Father Christmas Cup, which benefits families that recently lost a parent, invites you to the 10th edition of the annual, invitational soccer tournament fundraiser at Atlanta Silverbacks Park on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 1pm to 6pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Attendees can buy a raffle ticket, t-shirt or make a donation on-site at the event. Click to make a donation at the website anytime FatherChristmasCup.org.
The Father Christmas Cup provides comfort and financial support to one or more families experiencing their first holiday season without a parent. The event enables great generosity and community support from adult and youth soccer players and their families throughout metropolitan Atlanta. The event is an annual soccer tournament fundraiser consisting of local soccer players, many of whom have ties to the beneficiary families. This year, youth teams with ties to the beneficiaries have been invited to play in a fun, mini-tournament.
The event is held at Atlanta Silverbacks Park, 3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way, Atlanta, GA 30340. The Father Christmas Cup organizers would like to thank the Silverbacks organization for graciously donating field space over many years. The Father Christmas Cup organizers give many thanks to all who volunteer their time or donate to make this event possible.
Donate, Sponsor, Attend or Play
Mail donations may be sent to: Father Christmas Cup, Inc., 5300 Oakbrook Pkwy, Ste 200, Norcross, GA 30092. Checks should be made payable to "Father Christmas Cup, Inc."
For corporate sponsorship opportunities please contact Stephen O'Hare. Sponsors may also contribute in-kind donations, goods or services, such as for raffle ticket prizes. The event is an invitational tournament. For team registration, please contact Wade Meyer.
About the Father Christmas Cup
The purpose of the Father Christmas Cup is to provide comfort and financial support to a family who will be experiencing their first holiday season without a parent. Each year, the directors of The Father Christmas Cup, Inc., a section 501(c)(3) non-profit, select a beneficiary family or families from the local community. The money is important, but the message of hope and love sent to the family at such a critical time is powerful and life changing.
The idea for the Father Christmas Cup originated from a 1914, World War 1 Christmas truce, when German and English soldiers stopped fighting and played a soccer match in the middle of no-man's land. This powerful depiction of hope for peace, civility, and regard for one's fellow man is the fundamental basis for the Father Christmas Cup. For more information or to make a donation online please visit FatherChristmasCup.org.
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