BRONX, NY – The 2nd Annual SBU Charity Cup was held on Saturday July 12th, bringing out 12 adult soccer teams and 130 players to compete for the purpose of raising money for South Bronx United’s youth soccer, education, mentoring, and health and wellness programs. Macombs Dam Field at the doorstep of Yankee Stadium provided the perfect venue for the day. The Charity Cup was organized by the organization’s Junior Board and the SBU Supporters Club, a community actively dedicated to the South Bronx United’s mission of using soccer as a tool for social change by raising awareness, attending events, volunteering and providing financial support. The day raised over $8,000 for South Bronx United youth programs serving children and youth ages 4-19.
Competing teams including Major League Soccer’s front offices; Third Rail SC, an official New York City FC Supporters Club; and PlaySoccer2Give, a New York City organization that raises money and awareness for soccer-oriented charities through adult soccer games and tournaments. The games were competitive throughout with both the reigning champions, the Fighting Pelicans, and the SBU Supporters Club team getting knocked out in the group stage on goal difference. In the championship game, Full Turbo, featuring South Bronx United volunteer coach Ithti Ulit, met With A Vengeance, led by SBU Board Treasurer Wilson Calle and SBU Alum Mingoro Fanny in goal. Full Turbo prevailed 3-1 in a hard fought match.
Westchester Square Physical Therapy, National Discount Tires and Wheels Bronx, and The Royal NYC all returned as partner sponsors for the the 2014 SBU Charity Cup. For more information about the annual event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.