6th Ryan Gordon Amador/Foothill Alumni Soccer Games
Original post made by trekmtb on Dec 22, 2008
Benefiting the Foothill and Amador High School Soccer Programs.
When: Sunday, December 28th, 2008
Location: Amador Valley High School
Time: Women: 2:00pm
Foothill and Amador High School Alumni will be playing in the 6th Foothill-Amador Alumni Soccer Games on Sunday, December 28th. There will be 2 games featuring Men's and Women's soccer players from the 70's, 80's, 90's and 2000's. Each game will be divided into periods for the "older" players and the "younger" players.
The games have become an annual event that benefit the Soccer Programs at Foothill and Amador High Schools. All gate receipts ($7 adults and $4 students) and Snack Bar proceeds will go directly to the programs.
The teams will be playing for trophies that will be awarded to the schools of the winners. The winning school will gain possession of the trophies each year. Games during the 1st five years featured victorious teams from both Amador and Foothill.
Ryan Gordon was a 2003 graduate of Foothill High School. He was killed in a boating accident shortly after graduating. He played soccer at Foothill for 4 years and was planning on attending Santa Barbara City College where he planned to continue playing soccer. The original Alumni Games were organized to fund a scholarship that benefits a graduating member of the Foothill Women's or Men's soccer team who aspire to play soccer in college. Since the 1st year all proceeds go directly to the Men's and Women's soccer programs at the two high schools.
If you are an ex-soccer player from Amador or Foothill and would like to play, you can get more information and/or register at All-Star Sports.
Players and fans are invited to the "Hop Yard Alehouse" after the games. 15% of proceeds will be donated to the programs.
on Dec 23, 2008 at 2:27 pm
I think what's going on here is amazing. I'm pleasantly surprised by how active in the sports and school community the Gordons have continued to be. Although I never met them, it was always recognizable what a wonderful and caring family Ryan must have come from; because he, himself was one of the most special, kind-hearted people I have ever come in contact with.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Gordon for your continuous support in the community and keeping the dream alive.
And to Ryan, I will continue to miss you for the rest of my life. I hope you're sleeping well.
on Dec 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm
Thanks to all the Alumni, Spectators, Volunteers, Youth Players, Refs and everybody else who came to the games. Over $6100 was raised and it will all be sent to the Soccer Programs at Amador and Foothill High Schools.
on Dec 29, 2008 at 11:49 pm
Foothill beat the purple out of the Dons!
Great game everyone!