The 13th Annual Copa Navidad was held at SCOR - our annual "futbol for a cause" indoor game brings all Richmond City FC members (past and present) together to raise money for a local charity. The Richmond City Blues played the Richmond City Whites in a charity match for bragging rights and for a good cause. The outcome was a draw!
This year's Copa Navidad benefited Richmond Street Soccer, run by Daryl Grove and Taylor Rockwell (two RCFC members). Richmond Street Soccer is the RVA arm of Street Soccer USA, a national nonprofit that uses soccer to combat homelessness and the causes of homelessness.
The Richmond team is partnered with The Healing Place, a substance abuse recovery center where 70% of the graduates remain sober for at least one year and 78% find employment within 90 days of completing the program.
The men who join the Richmond Street Soccer from The Healing Place are working hard to improve their lives. The dedication, team spirit and self-confidence that comes with playing soccer is part of that process.
For more information visit The Healing Place website at http://caritasva.org/programs/healing-place/ and Street Soccer USA website at http://streetsoccerusa.org/
I have been with Richmond City FC since 2003 and am proud to still mind the goal for one of their teams. More importantly, I am proud to participate in the Copa Navidad.
Images from the event are below.
|Richmond Cty FC Copa Navidad 2017|
|Richmond City FC Old Guard: L to R: The Blogger, Frank Fulco, Andy Marr and Sean Samuel|
|With Richmond City FC mate- Dr. Frank Fulco|
|Richmond City FC Christmas Spirit|