America SCORES St. Louis will kickoff National Youth Soccer Month with their season opener event 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the new Saint Louis University Medical Center Stadium. This will be the first community event hosted in the new stadium. All are invited to attend.
The "Fall Frenzy" event will bring together 210 youth soccer players from seven public elementary schools, families, coaches, SLU Campus Recreation volunteers, and SLU and Washington University club soccer team members, and aims to celebrate soccer and teach participants how to maintain healthy lifestyles.
Planned activities include a game between the SLU and Washington University club soccer teams, drills led by the SLU women's club soccer team, yoga instruction, nutrition games, face painting, music, and health and wellness activities.
About America SCORES St. Louis:
America SCORES St. Louis is a non-profit youth development program that brings soccer, poetry and service learning to urban youth. Programs have shown successful outcomes increasing student fitness and healthy habits: seven out of 10 SCORES students at risk of obesity achieved a healthy weight in one year.
For more information, visit www.americascoresstlouis.org.
America SCORES supporters set the first Guinness World Record for soccer dribbling at SLU this September and looks forward to another successful event with SLU and the Billikens.
About SLU Medical Center Stadium:
This brand new complex was built to serve as a hub for intramural sports and drop-in recreation, but it also aims to create new opportunities to connect with the local community.
"The new medical center stadium makes SLU Medical Center an even more vibrant and welcoming place," said Philip Alderson, M.D., vice president for medical affairs.
"The complex creates a new space for sports and recreation to bring the community together," said Eric Anderson, director of Campus Recreation.
About National Youth Soccer Month:
National Youth Soccer Month is an annual campaign to educate the public about the joys, rewards and benefits of playing youth soccer. For more information visit www.youthsoccermonth.org.