This week my team and I had a fundraiser to gain money for our team account because we want to travel to a couple of fantastic places around the world next year along with Nationals this year. And so, we decide to have our fundraiser linked with California Pizza Kitchen and located in the Paseo Nuevo mall, which is in Dowtown Santa Barbara.
We had a great time and I am pretty sure we had made a good amount of money that contributed to bringing our team account balance up. Also, a bonus to all of that, we got to have free pizza afterwards because of all the customers we had attracted for California Pizza Kitchen. Here is a picture of the flyer that you bring in to help us with our fundraising project.
The way this fundraiser worked, was when people were paying for their meal at CPK and they had this flyer that is shown above, they staple it to their check and twenty percent of the grand total goes to our club team. We had ten guys that showed up at CPK and helped out with passing flyers to people all over downtown. It was myself, Musa, Frank, Zyrus, Owen, Jahir, Martin, Kei, Brandon and Saul. I have done a player bio for a few of these players already. They are Kei, Jahir and Owen. If this is your first time reading this blog, you should go have a look at the previous posts to find out more about these three and if you continue following up with this blog, then look forward to next weeks post in learning more about Zyrus. Anyways, lets focus back on this weeks post. We split off into groups and walked around downtown for about 45 minutes.
Even though we were all just walking around passing out flyers, I am pretty sure everyone who attended had a great time and once we find out how well we did, I bet you that everyone will be even happier than they were before. I am hoping this gave you one idea at least for a fundraiser and hopefully it will help California Pizza Kitchen as well. If you had any ideas for a cool fundraiser, leave a comment below, and don’t forget to drop a like.
This week instead of a player bio that I had planned, I will be talking about the Las Vegas Showcase this last weekend.
So this weekend my team and I traveled to Las Vegas for a college showcase, but it wasn’t really worth going because all of the coaches were at the other fields. There were two locations/sports complexs and we were located at the fields that were just for the U15 age group, where as all the other teams were at the bigger complex for national league. Even though we didm’t do as well as we wanted, we still had fun! We did alright during the showcase, having two wins, a tie, and a loss. We weren’t supposed to play the teams we played because the bracket got switched around.
Here is a photo of the sunrise from our hotel room on our last day. It was super cool and beautiful. The only bummer about the hotel though is that it smelled like second hand smoke every where. I could hardly stand it. I was so happy when it was our last day, but we had to wait in the airport for to long. It took nine hours to just get on the plane, three hours to get off the plane, and finally another hour and a half for the drive home. We got home around 12-12:30. The next day I woke up with a giant headache, and didn’t feel to good. It was most likely due to the lack of sleep.
Here is a photo after the last game in Vegas. We won seven to zero against the 22nd team in Nevada. We even had our goalie come out of goal and he scored a goal. I kind of felt bad for the team because they were our last opponent and we just got back into our groove by then. Those were the first couple of games that we played back, all together except for one guy named Martin. Martin had pneumonia and he still wasn’t feeling better. Tell me a little bit about your trips and how they went. Leave a comment down below and don’t forget to like.
From now on and going forward I will start conducting and writing about each player on our team creating a bio for them. This week I am starting with 2 people, but it will change as the weeks continue. This week for player bios I am focusing on Wyatt Babineau and Kei Faulkner.
To start off I will introduce to you Kei Faulkner who is presented on the right side of the photo. Kei who we call K for short is new to our team and just had starting training with us at the beginning of the winter season right before high school had started. K is a hilarious guy and everyone on our team likes him, that is what I think at least. K goes to San Marcos High School with Wyatt and is close to a height of 5’5″-5’6″, or maybe taller. K is a central defender for our team and is strong, fast and smart. He has a great first touch and I will be glad to seem him play with us in nationals depending on our coach. For high school he also played as a central defender on the JV team and did great, he was hard to beat! K is an awesome person and I am glad to see him train with us the rest of the season.
Wyatt who is on the left side of the photo, has been with me and the team for several years now and has been a great help. He goes to Dos Pueblos High School and is a sophomore. He is 15 years old and is about 5’6″, he has been on club since U8 and we have been on the same team since U9. He and I played academy last year through the Santa Barbara Soccer Club, and so we both couldn’t play high school soccer because of several rules between the academy and high school. So, the first year he played high school, he was on the varsity team. Wyatt is a very fast, strong player, and also has become quite skillful. On club he plays either right or left back depending on other peoples comfort levels, also he sometimes plays up as a wide forward or midfielder.