The Come Make A Difference 5v5 Soccer Tournament to support Special Olympics is Dec. 6 at Kendall Soccer Park.
There are boys and girls divisions (U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16) and men and women’s open, over 35 and coed divisions.
There will also be a Special Olympic athletes division and a Unified Family Division which means people with and without disabilities can play on the same team. Now the parent instead of just cheering from the sidelines can play with his or her child and even give them the assist and hug them after a goal.
A free soccer clinic, featuring five World Cup ambassadors, is scheduled for all athletes with special needs.
The ambassadors are a Who’s Who of soccer royalty including Teofilo Nene Cubillas (World Cup player for Peru in 1970, 1978, 1982; Peru’s greatest soccer player; world’s Top 50 player all-time), Enrique Borja (World Cup player from Mexico 1966, 1970), Pavel Pardo (World Cup player from Mexico 1998, 2006), Luis Carlos Perea (World Cup player from Colombia 1990, 1994), and Fernando Fiore (former Univision sportscaster who covered World Cups in 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014).
A Celebrity Unified match with the ambassadors, athletes and special guests will follow.
Teams that sign up through the link have the option to fund raise for their team. There is also a volunteer link.
The website is www.so5v5miami.com
Registration and donation page http://www.firstgiving.com/sofl/special-olympics-5v5-futbol-tournament
Volunteer page http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4dacaa2da20-special1
Any questions, call 786-361-6363 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.