24-Hr Marathon

Sep 20th 2017

The 24-Hour Soccer Marathon is an exciting once a year event where our players play and work together for a common cause of improving access to soccer opportunities for families in need of financial aid.



Each year we ask our families to support this event by encouraging Lonestar players to participate in the fundraising throughout October and early November, culminating in a single day of continous soccer over the course of 24 hours.

100% of the profits raised from this event will benefit the underserved players through our financial aid program, while also educating our players on the importance of investing in the community.

What is the 24-Hour Soccer Marathon?

This is the one time of year that we ask all of our select teams to come together to help fundraise. In order to have the biggest impact possible, we encourage participation from each player. During the marathon event, Lonestar Soccer Club will play soccer continuously for 24 hours, with each LSC team participating for a 45 minute time slot in a 24-hour-period. Teams are expected to participate in the marathon unless playing and staying out of town. This year our 24-Hr Marathon will take place on November 19&19.

What is the Lonestar Financial Aid Program?

The Lonestar Financial Aid Program was created with the idea that every child who desires to become a champion has the opportunity for success, not only on the field, but in life as well. Research has proven that children who participate in team sports have lower drop-out rates, lower occurrences of substance abuse, higher grades in the classroom, and higher levels of character development and self-esteem than their peers who do not engage in team sports. The impact of participating in athletics is obvious and important in shaping the youth of our community.

This year Lonestar SC has awarded over $230,000 in financial aid, to over 300 families, at all levels of play, so that they are able to participate in youth soccer. None of this is possible without our sponsors and your fundraising efforts. Each Lonestar player is encouraged to raise at least $150 in donations for the event. Each team has a Fundraising Coordinator who will oversee the team’s fundraising; this person is the key contact for questions and club communication during this fundraising period.

How do I get involved?

Lonestar has teamed with FirstGiving.com and created an event to manage donations for each players and team.  All team names have been pre-entered on this site and each player must join their team and create their own personalized fundraising page. Set-up is quick and easy and allows players to email their personalized fundraising page link to friends and family, as well as social networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Instructions

  1. Set up your FirstGiving account by Friday, September 29 by visiting the Lonestar FirstGiving page (Link to follow)
  2. Click on the red 'Join Now' button to Login or create a FirstGiving account (use player’s name)
  3. Join a team (Teams are pre-entered, select yours from the dropdown menu.
  4. Create your personal FirstGiving fundraising page
  5. Share via social media and word of mouth with your family and friends to help fundraising!
  6. Players will also receive a collection envelope from their coach. Please use the collection envelope for checks, money orders (made payable to Lonestar Soccer Club) and cash.

Lonestar Soccer Club is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, Tax ID #20-1201450. All donations are tax deductible. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected]





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