This is just a heads up so people can keep this event in the back of their mind's because its not taking place until July 20th. I am having a fund raiser to help raise my required donation amount to participate in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk here in Minnesota at the end of Aug. I will be in my TK armor for the 3 Day, 60 mile walk so the challenge is set. My wife, Eileen, was diagnosed with cancer in October of 2012 and fought for a little more than a year, she just passed away November 7. I am walking the 3 Day in her memory so please help me to honor her and to share her beautiful spirit with others.
On Saturday July 20th, at a local sports facility here in the Twin Cities, I will be holding a soccer tournament for kids in the metro area to participate and raise donations. The event and the specifics are still in the planning process but the idea is to field a team of Star Wars character's to play soccer against young athletes in a full day of matches and events, rain or shine. Keep in mind, its not a serious game of soccer by any means, we will just get on the field and kick the ball around a little and have a lot of fun with it. I hope to have enough of a 501st presence so that some will be on the field while others are taking part in photos and such with the kids. This event is also open to the Rebel Legion and the Minnesota Superheroes so I can only imagine that this could be a real unique and fun event for all.
As I have mentioned, we are still in the planning stages for this event but we have the date locked in so I wanted to put this out there so people can keep this in mind as a trooping event and can make plans to attend (fingers crossed). All are welcome...if you are in the mid-west area that is and can make the trip and please, chime in here with thoughts and comments, I would love to hear some feedback.