Soccer For Hope Camp starts July 24
Members of the professional Orange County Soccer Club will be on hand Monday, July 24 for opening day of the 2017 Soccer For Hope Camp in Mission Viejo.
Designed to raise funds for childhood cancer research, the camp is from 9 a.m. to noon July 24-28 at the World Cup Soccer Field, 27301 La Paz Road. Boys and girls ages 7-13 can participate, and teens 14-19 are encouraged to volunteer and earn community-service hours.
Each day, a Division One soccer team coaches the kids and educates them on how important a community response can be. This year’s camp will feature a “surprise” guest along with CHOCO Bear on July 27. The Inspiration Walk rounds out the week at 9:30 a.m. on July 28.
Founded by Oliver and Jamie Wyss in 1998, Soccer for Hope is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for children with life-threatening diseases. Oliver is a former professional player who survived a rare disease. He and Jamie’s young children, Hudson and Abella, both passed away from cancer. Committed to helping other children, Soccer for Hope has raised more than $2.5 million for hospitals and foundations nationwide.
To register for the camp, visit http://www.soccerforhope.org or call 949-716-7700.