UPDATE: The event went well, with dozens of kids and adults having fun and raising funds. Shown left is the crew that finished up.
The annual 24 hours of barefoot soccer event started up at noon on Saturday, Aug. 16 and goes until noon Sunday, Aug. 17. Looks like it should be great weather in which to play.
The event raises money to help raise awareness in Africa about AIDS, and now Ebola virus.
This year’s event is backed by Wellesley United Soccer Club and was organized primarily by soon-to-be Wellesley High seniors Brian Kennedy, Gaby Kogon, Matt Jablonski and Sophie Kressy. More than 100 WHS students have signed up to take part, and the event is open to anyone of any age who wants to join in.
While the online signup site says there is a $25 fee to join in, we’ve been told there is no specific fee to pay to play but all donations will go directly to Grassroots Soccer. All the equipment, food and tents have been donated.