Dear La Roca FC family – first and foremost, we wish you and your family a very happy holiday season! We are thrilled to be announcing the kick-off of our annual Christmas humanitarian drive. This year our focus will be on the children at Rancho de los Ninos orphanage in Mexico.
The orphanage exists to break the cycle of abuse and neglect for orphaned and vulnerable children. Children in unsafe conditions or who have been deserted need a safe place to be while efforts are made to discover ideal options for that child, such as family reunification, foster care, adoption, or otherwise. The programs taking place at the Ranch are to ensure that there are indeed safe places for children to be cared for.
These children range in from infants to 18 years old. They have nothing. Until just a few short months ago, they only had a dirt area to play until a generous donation built them their own cement court with plywood walls. They love to play the beautiful game of soccer just as much as our La Roca players but lack the basics to play. With your help, we can ensure that there are safe places for all children as they begin the path toward stable families and a stable future.
Items needed for donation (boys or girls ranging in ages 0-18)
- New or Lightly Used Soccer Shoes (Indoor/Turf)
- New or Lightly Used Tennis or Gym Shoes (All sizes from Baby to Size 14)
- Deflated Soccer Balls
- Soccer Jerseys
- Soccer Shorts
- Warm-Up Shirts and or Pants
- Winter Jackets
- Underwear (New only – All sizes)
- Socks (New only – All sizes)
We will be collecting items from Dec 5-Dec 19th at three locations: La Roca Park (128 E. So Weber Drive,So Weber); Zions Bank Real Academy (14787 Academy Pkwy, Herriman); Pleasant Grove facility (345 West 700 South, PG). Look for the collection bins.
We want all teams to participate! As an extra incentive: whichever team donates the most items (single items) – a new pair of soccer cleats will be awarded from Soccer Post and Puma. Yes, you heard that correctly – a new pair of cleats for every member of the team! Second place team will win La Roca T-shirts.
It’s a win-win-win situation
- feel good when you donate!
- help the orphans in Mexico!
- and win a prize!
When dropping off a bag of items, please make sure the bag is tied up or secured. Please put a note inside for reference (Example: 15 items from the 2006 Boys – Adolfo Ovalle Team). Our staff will count each item and put one raffle ticket with the team’s name in the drawing per item.
If you have any questions, please post in Ollie! We love you and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!