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Looking for donations of candy for game prizes, drinks, small pumpkins for kids decorating activity. Looking for donations to sponsor team booths and activities.
All Baked Goods accepted for Fundraising.
Item/s for donation to be part of the Silent Auction. Items will be collected for publication in preparation for the Festival. Deadline is 10/19/2019 at 9PM. Dropped off or request for pick up with Susan.
Volunteers for Set-Up and Take-Down. Volunteers for Activities and Booths. Volunteers for Facepainting. Photographers. Equipment.
My son, Ian's story...
Ian lived and breathed soccer 24/7 (though, even he didn't miss out on the Fortnight phenomenon ;). Ian, of course, just like all of you, started playing soccer in a Rec League in Olathe, KS, with the KC Legends Football Club and continued in Salt Lake City, UT. Ian played five years of Rec soccer before arriving in El Paso, TX, and playing for an affiliate of FC Dallas. There he began his steady progress to competing at the highest levels his age allowed. When our family was informed of our move to Ft. Meade, I began to reach out to area soccer clubs. Mike Kin, current ASA president, immediately responded to my email and invited our boys, Ian age 10, at the time, and Sawyer age 8, to a supplemental tryout, and there began our relationship with ASA. We did not know it at the time, but a life-changing relationship had been set in motion. We made friends that would have an exceptional influence on our family through both Ian and Sawyer's ASA/Liverpool Academy travel teams. In addition, the boys enjoyed their new school, Crofton Woods then Crofton Middle School and subsequently Piney Orchard Elementary and Arundel Middle School. Ian earned a spot on the top ASA 2005 travel team, The Predators, which is now the LFCIA '05 team. In addition, Ian earned a position on the Maryland Olympic Development Team, and then the Regional Olympic Development Team, which includes all of the Northeastern states. Thanksgiving weekend 2017, Ian had an annoying, intermittent pain to his left middle back. Less than a month later, Ian was at Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology unit awaiting surgery to remove his left kidney that was consumed by a mass thought to be cancer. Incomprehensibly, Ian's cancer was found to be an extremely rare cancer that had no treatment regimen. We lost Ian March 31st, 2018, just 9 days after his 13th birthday, and just over three months after diagnosis.
He spent one season with his older sister Alleree coaching an ASA mini's team, and you would always find him playing soccer with the little brothers and sisters of his or his brother's teammates. The Festival is our way of giving back to the community. The communities of ASA, LFCIA, GORC, Crofton, Odenton, Piney Orchard, and Arundel Middle School were Ian's miracle to us; we have been honored to find extraordinary relationships with so many families, all beginning with ASA. Thank you, in advance, for your participation in our Fall Festival and your generosity in honor of Ian.
ASA Rec Commissioner