AYSO goin’ cali

Next June, the Montoursville AYSO Girls U-10 will be going where no Montoursville team has gone before.

For the first time ever, a Montoursville AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) team has been invited to the AYSO National Games, being held in Torrence and Riverside, Calif. during the summer of 2014.

A team of girls was chosen to attend with this team. Those chosen were Kayla Bainbridge, Madeline Keeth, Riley McGraw, Maya Neiman, Savannah Paulhamus, Raya Pauling, Payton Phelan, Lily Saul and Kathleen Wentzler.

AYSO, an organization that prides itself on positive reinforcement and equal opportunity for playing time, holds the event every summer in a different location.

The event will be held from June 29 through July 7.

However, the trip isn’t a full ride. The team still needs to fundraise in order to make the journey out to California.

They will need to raise a total of $30,000 before the games.

The team is strongly encouraging local businesses and companies to sponsor the team, in which the team can receive funds to go on the trip, and community companies can gain publicity and recognition amongst a much broader market.

Those who are interested in more information on sponsorships can contact Kim Tucker at 570-506-0353 or at kim-tucker@msn.com.