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The first annual AYSA Kick it Forward Duluth Soccer Fair was held on April 27.  Approximately 1000 kids and parents participated in the fair's activities.  Highlights of the day included a street soccer tournament that 127 kids participated in, the MN United skills session, with hundreds of kids learning from the pros, and a soccer skills contest for kids 8 -13.  We have many people and organizations to thank for our success, a few of which are listed below.

The soccer fair was created to give our community a chance to celebrate our sport and the beginning of the outdoor play season.  We also wanted to use this event to raise money so that AYSA could insure that every kid in our community gets a chance to play soccer.  Through sponsorships, a silent auction and donations, we were able to raise over $7000 from this event.  All funds raised will be used to support AYSA's Kick it Forward Soccer Programs.  In partnership with Men as Peacemakers, the US Soccer Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club and the Myers-Wilkins Collaborative, AYSA offers after school soccer in low income neighborhoods, sponsors Boys and Girls Club teams, and provides thousands of dollars in registration assistance funds. 

Thanks to all who helped kick it forward by participating in our soccer fair. A huge thanks to our volunteers, and a very special thanks to our sponsors, who gave generously of time, money and in kind assistance.  Sponsors included:

mn united PRIMARY LOGO FOR DARK BACKGROUND  First, a thousand thanks to the Minnesota United FC, Minnesota's professional soccer team.  The United players were our star attraction, and so much more.  We thank Minnesota United for all their support and contributions to Kick It Forward Duluth.  Even if they were not the only professional soccer team in Minnesota, they would still be our favorite!


Advantage LOGO - Our presenting sponsor and a great supporter of AYSA.


Duluth heritage  Center The Duluth Heritage Sports Center's support was absolutely essential to our success!


essentia logo horiz tag 3C[7]  A tremendous supporter of youth soccer.


Smaller Copy of MAP Logo Square with Border AYSA's partner in providing opportunities for kids in low income neighborhoods


Enstroms ISS Logo copy   New Enstrom Logo1 AYSA's Sports/School/Event Photography Company.

KDLH Logo Many thanks to KDLH sports anchors Zach Schneider and Sarah Wheeler for their participation in our soccer fair!


DRSL New Logo FINALDRSL provided sponsorship dollars, volunteers, and made a big contribution to our silent auction. 


PIAS Color Logo  Our sporting goods partner and a great friend of AYSA!


nexterra adAYSA’s business phone provider, and a proud supporter of Kick It Forward Duluth. 


Clyde Iron cropped  Clyde Ironworks restaurant supports AYSA in many ways, but the best is that they are showing world cup games on a really big screen this summer!


Anytime fitness logo cropped   Anytime Fitness is sponsoring our AYSA-Boys and Girls Club teams in 2014.


We would also like to thank those great supporters that contributed to our silent auction:

The Duluth Huskies, The Sanneh Foundation, The Piedmont Lincoln Soccer Club, The Minnesota United, Little Angies Restaurant, The Whole Foods Co-op, Duluth Grill, Valentini's Restaurant, The Chester Creek Cafe, The Zeppa Family Foundation, The Geary family, Vertical Endeavors, Z Studio, Bentleyville,Marshall Hardware, The Target Center, The National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Adventure Zone, Lester Park Golf Course, and Grandma's Restaurants.

Thanks very much to all!  We are already planning our 2015 soccer fair!



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Arrowhead Youth
Soccer Association
3501 Grand Ave.
Duluth, MN 55807
Ph: (218) 624-1713
Fx: (218) 624-1759

Serving Northeastern Minnesota and Superior, WI 

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