Thanks to all the volunteers for another successful H2H Sale!
Cutters Soccer Club is excited to be partnering once again with IU and the City of Bloomington on the 2016 Hoosier to Hoosier (H2H) Sale. H2H is a reuse program that aims 1) to divert reusable items from the landfill during student move-out, 2) to prevent additional resource consumption by selling collected items to students and community members in order 3) to raise funds for local charities and other organizations.
There are many volunteer roles that need to be filled, all the way until the sale in August 20th. There are morning, afternoon, and evening shifts. Please take a look at the link below to see your options.
Our 5th Annual Soccer Golf Challenge will take place on Saturday, August 13th at the Taylor Par 3 Course in Bloomington from 11am – 3:30pm. For those new to this concept, we will actually be playing with soccer balls on the course. Each participant in the event will be expected to do a certain amount of fundraising using an online platform, similar to what you might see when someone is running in a marathon. The money raised will support both our Scholarship and Outreach Programs. These programs allow hundreds of children in our community the opportunity to play soccer.
This year we really want to encourage as many players as possible to participate. It’s really fun and the kids will have a blast. Each player can either fundraise on their own or in a group of 4-5. There will also be coaches, board members, and other parents participating. The online platform for fundraising is all ready to go so you can visit the link below to get signed up. We will officially begin fundraising in July, but feel free to start on your own. Please let me know if you have any questions.
The Cutters Soccer Club will be hosting our 3rd Annual Charity Casino Night on Saturday, April 16th from 6:00-11pm at The Fields Clubhouse, located at 1333 Fenbrook Lane.
Tickets can be reserved by April 3rd for $40 each. Starting April 4th the price will increase to $50. Proceeds of this event will go to the Cutters Outreach Program and TOPSoccer. The Outreach Program is a free soccer program that currently serves over 300 children ages 6-18. Outreach serves children enrolled in summer and after school programs through all three locations of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monroe County, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls Inc., the Monroe County Community School Corporation School Age Care Program, the Down Syndrome Family Connection, and programs offered through area churches and smaller groups.
The event will include gaming such as black jack and craps. Everyone who purchases a ticket to the event will be given “funny money” in the form of casino chips. Additional chips can be purchased if you run out. At the end of the night you will be able to exchange your chips for raffle tickets. We will have many prizes available that you will have an opportunity to win through the raffle. There will be food provided for all attendees, as well as water and soft drinks. There will be a cash bar for beer and wine.
This event is open to the general public, so we hope you will consider inviting friends, neighbors and family members who may not be directly involved with Cutters. In order to make this event a success, there is a significant need for volunteer support. To see all the volunteer opportunities and to signup, please click on the link below:
License # 140273
Cutters is excited to be participating in our very first, “Make Your Own Ball Day” on Monday, September 21. We are looking forward to having all of our U8 Community and Jr. Cutter Travel players involved in such a great event. Please see event information below:
The mission of Make Your Own Ball Day is to use a ball to help kids create, connect, give, appreciate, and play. MYOBD promotes and supports the passions of kids for sport and uses soccer as a platform for change. We envision a world where every kid—regardless of living conditions—has the tools and power to play.
“Our goal in MYOBD is to teach not only the love of the game and the skills and fundamentals needed to play it, but also bigger life lessons like character, leadership and service. This day was created to get us to stop for a second and think about how lucky we are and to make us realize that the world does not revolve around us.” Mark Spiegel (Make Your Own Ball Day founder)
Make Your Own Ball Day.
The day will revolve around the homemade soccer balls made by each of our players. We will still play soccer but we will see the game from a new, unique and humbling perspective. We will go barefoot and play with the imperfect and misshapen soccer balls that we create.
The day originates out of a desire to show our players how lucky we are to have the things we have as well as to broaden their understanding of the game and themselves. The day is more than just fun and craziness. The day is put on for us to take a second and recognized how fortunate we are and how important it is to help/serve others. A ball can change lives and it can open a conversation about hardship, perspective and gratitude! (www.makeyourownballday.com )
Make A Ball.
There are a million ways to make a ball. You can use any material you want and make it as big or as small as you want. Make your ball prior to showing up to the event! The coaches will be making their own and we will try to have extras but PLEASE take this unique opportunity to make a ball with your player and talk about why we are doing this! It is our hope that players will show up to the event with their ball already made! (watching the videos first will help with this process)
Give A Ball.
We want this day to impact not only our players and families, but to reach out into our community and beyond to help where we can! So we are also inviting you to donate a new or lightly used soccer ball. We will work with the MYOBD crew to make sure this donated ball finds its way to the foot of a kid in a community where money, circumstances and life has not allowed him/her to have one before. As a club we are hoping to donate as many soccer balls as possible and join in this movement by giving to our global soccer community. So…Make a ball // Give a ball.
Check out these videos and please share them with your players.
http://vimeo.com/107832904 (Make Your Own Ball Day video)
http://vimeo.com/108254011 (MYOBD Tutorial)
The Cutters Soccer Club is excited to be holding our 4th Annual Soccer Golf Challenge on Monday, May 4th at the Bloomington Country Club. This event helps our club raise money for both our Scholarship and Outreach programs. We are awarding approximately $35,000 in scholarships every year, and more than 15% of the children in our club are receiving some financial aid. Additionally, the Outreach Program continues to grow as we partner with more and more organizations. We are providing free programming to hundreds of children in the area, but we need funding to allow for this continued growth.
Each participant in this will go through a grueling 9-5 day filled with soccer golf in the morning and a more traditional golf scramble in the afternoon. It is always a fun, but exhausting day. There will be coaches, board members, parents, and community members taking part in this year’s event. Each participant will have their own fundraising page, and the goal is to raise $1,000 each. If you are interested in participating please sign up below. Thanks!