Street soccer tourney to kick hunger, homelessness

Street soccer tourney to kick hunger, homelessness

It’s called the Soccer Marathon of Dreams, a day-long soccer tournament that runs uninterrupted on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Reynolds Park.

Put on by Victoria Street Soccer, the 12-hour match goes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with players substituting at 20 minute intervals. Each playing slot is a $10 donation and there is no limit to the number of players.

The fundraiser is aimed at ending world hunger and homelessness and all proceeds will be split by the Victoria Street Soccer team (which encourages a healthy lifestyle for people associated with Victoria’s streets) and Oxfam’s famine relief efforts in Somalia.

Player pledges are encouraged. Playing slots are just $5 for kids 12 and under. There’s also a kids hour, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., during which children aged 5 to 12 play for free.

There will also be a barbecue by donation. Visit Victoria Street Soccer for more information.