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2009 Elks Soccer Shoot

Elks Soccer ShootSPRD LogoThe Seward Elks are proud to offer the youth of our community an opportunity to participate in a new fun event that stresses healthy recreation and lifestyles.
5:30 PM Wednesday August 19th, The Seward Elks Lodge will be sponsoring the Annual Elks Soccer Shoot. The event is open to all children from ages 4-13 and is FREE!! This year the event will take place at the Elementary School Soccer Field.
This event is being sponsored by the Elks with the assistance of Seward Parks and Recreation, but children DO NOT have to be a participant in the SPRD Soccer Program to attend.  Soccer League participants are invited to come to the end of season BBQ to coincide with the Soccer Shoot.
Participants in the Soccer Shoot have to shoot a regular youth sized soccer ball into a smaller than regular goal from a specific distance depending on their age. Door prizes will be awarded. Contact SPRD for more info at 224.4054 or mwilkins@cityofseward.net

The Seward Elks Lodge is a Community Service and Fraternal Organization that has been active in Seward for more than 65 years. For more information about the Elks, ask a friend who is a member, stop by our club at 419 5th Avenue on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday nights, or call the Lodge 224-3158. You can also visit our homepage at www.sewardelks.com  Elks Care…Elks Share
From the Grand Lodge of Elks – About the Soccer Shoot

Soccer is one of the fastest growing youth activities in the country. The Elks Soccer Shoot Program is geared to coincide with this sport phenomenon. From toddlers to teens, in our large urban centers to our small suburban settings, soccer is becoming the sport of choice for our youth. This program is under the “umbrella” of the Grand Lodge Youth Activities Committee. We want to capitalize on this sporting event to help keep our youth focused and away from undesirable activities.

The Elks Soccer Shoot program is a “Three Goal Contest” and consists of a series of three goals, decreasing in size from 48 inches to 17 inches. The age groups that use these goals are divided into two categories, U-5 contains ages four and five, U-7 contains ages six and seven and U-9 group contains ages eight and nine. The contest is open to boys and girls who shoot separately. The U-5 contestants kick from 15 feet from the face of the goal, while the U-7 and U-9 contestants kick from 18 feet from the goal. The Elks Soccer Shoot Program is a terrific program for our youth, the future of our country. ELKS SOCCER SHOOT, “IT’S A KICK.”

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