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Community - January 9, 2019

Charity soccer tournament set for Jan. 19 at Sacred Heart

Soccer players of all ages and levels are invited to play in a charity tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton. The proceeds from the event will support a nonprofit that uses the sport to educate youth in developing countries to lead healthier and more productive lives.

The event will take place in a three-versus-three format on the soccer and baseball fields from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 150 Valparaiso Ave.

Included in the $50 registration fee is a T-shirt, lunch, and a raffle ticket for prizes.

As a part of studying social justice at school, Sacred Heart Prep students Juliana Rosen of Woodside, William Briger of Atherton, and Kyle Nilsson of Menlo Park learned about Grassroot Soccer's programs, which have taught sexual education to more than two million children in close to 50 countries.

Rosen says that she and her friends decided to put on a family-friendly fundraiser because "we wanted to raise awareness for this organization ... and we have a passion for soccer."

Go to to register.

— By Kate Daly


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