On June 7, the Atlanta community came together for the 2014 Atlanta International Soccer Fest
(AISF), a one-day tournament and festival benefitting SOS Children’s Villages. The event was held at the Atlanta Silverbacks Park and was jam-packed with fun activities for the whole family.
During the one-day 7v7 tournament, soccer teams played up to three round-robin games during the day, and the championship games took place in the afternoon prior to the Atlanta Silverbacks last home game of the season.
A big thank you goes out to the city of Atlanta, the Atlanta Silverbacks, our partners and volunteers, our sponsors Realm Advertising and Linda Ross, the international community and our media sponsors Radio One and El Patron. We appreciate you coming out to support such a great cause.
Now, onto the photos!
#TeamSOS woke up bright and early for the 2014 Atlanta International Soccer Fest. Here's a shot of the stadium at 6am.
AISF participants arrived to the Atlanta Silverbacks Park at 8am to register for the tournament.
Volunteers along with Lynn Croneberger, CEO of SOS Children's Villages, helped set up our information booths. There's April, Senior Director of External Relations, in the back!
Soccer matches kicked off at 9am.
And the Soccer Kids' Clinic started at 9am. The kids learned soccer tricks courtesy of Gol Soccer Academy.
Kids also enjoyed free face painting.
Great performances by Dance Basil and Batuque Brasil.
Crowd shot during the Brazilian dance show.
Lynn, SOS Alum Irene (middle), her daughter and SOS Mothers.
Lynn and SOS alum Moses all smiles at the 2014 Atlanta International Soccer Fest.
Lynn, Stephanie and April took a AISF selfie.
We raffled a trip to Germany, a vacation to Rio de Janeiro, World Cup tickets and a 2014 Official World Cup Jersey. Here's a photo of Lynn, Lora and Irene picking out the winners.
We also gave out medals to the winning soccer teams.
Here's a photo of SOS alum Irene handing out the medals for the youth division. This one went out to Brazil.
The adult division medals went out to South Africa. Here's a pic of Moses handing them out.
We couldn't have done this without the help of our fantastic volunteers! Thank you all for being a part of this great event.
The soccer fun doesn’t have to stop here though. Click here for our World Cup page that provides more information on how you can help SOS Children's Villages.