2009 CROWN CITY UNITED OLYMPICS
On Saturday, June 20th, Crown City United held their first soccer Olympics event from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at San Marino High School.
Although the weather in the morning was a little cool, the day turned out to be an amazing display of organization while at the same time a very relaxing and fun event.
Participation turned out to be more than expected with over 200 people between players and family members.
After the opening ceremony, the players and guests from multiple Clubs in the area, participated in a variety of events including:
· Penalty Kicks (Record of 11 consecutive PKs scored without missing)
· 3 vs 3 Soccer Tennis (38 teams)
· Juggling (Record of 451 consecutive touches)
· Longest Goal Kick (Record of 60 yd kick)
· 3 vs 3 Mini Tournament (38 Teams)
· Technical Courses (Record of 1:03:05)
· Throw-in (Record of 36 yds)
This was a non-stop soccer mania event where all players challenged themselves and other players for the Gold Medal. Trophies and medals were given to all first, second and third place winners.
Food was provided to all CCU players and participants. In addition, the Club organized a raffle for an 8 GB iPod, donated by Mark Messana, president of the club, and Galaxy tickets, donated by Gianni Galati, parent of the BU15 Silver Elite team.
The field was surrounded by entertaining music and the audio system was provided by Xavier Estrada (team parent GU19).
During the mid-day break, the President recognized all the coaches and players for last year’s successful season. Special thanks were given to Coach Juan Zurita and Coach Cesar Franco for their outstanding year and for receiving the Fair Play FIFA award.
This was clearly an event that was prepared and organized in detail. The coordination was a great success and all the merit goes to the Director of Coaching, Ozzy Monroy and Director of Club Development Giuseppe Luna, whom together worked countless hours to make sure the kids and the community enjoyed a day of soccer. Their hard work and love for the game made this a success. Their enthusiasm and charisma were the backbone of the Olympics.
A special recognition goes to all the coaches and volunteers who helped make this day one to remember. With the help and support of the club, coaches, parents and players, they hope to continue this tradition so the club can come together as a family.