[Bronx, NY] – On Saturday, August 17th, twelve adult soccer teams came together in the shadow of Yankee Stadium to raise over $9,000 for South Bronx United’s youth development programs, which combine with academic support, college prep, and mentoring with soccer programs to serve 600 community youth.
The inaugural SBU Charity Cup, organized by the South Bronx United Junior Board, featured a full day of games in a 7v7 format and featured a variety of teams including a team of SBU volunteers, the New York Red Bulls’ Vikings Supporters Club, and PlaySoccer2Give, a local nonprofit that promotes pickup soccer for purposes of charity. Four South Bronx United alumni had the tough task of refereeing the tournament.
The event was generously sponsored by the New York Red Bulls, Westchester Square Physical Therapy, The Royal, Citadel Security Agency, National Discount Tires, and Score Sports.
At the end of the day, the Fighting Pelicans emerged with the Championship Cup after a full slate of games and hard fought victory of Chillingsworth AC in the finals. Thank you to all the participants, supporters, volunteers, and sponsors for making it a great first event. To see all the photos from the event visit the South Bronx United Facebook Page.