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Join RYSA in Mission Trip To Haiti

Rockdale Youth Soccer Association is proud to partner with Haitian Christian Mission and the Play It Forward program this Fall. RYSA players and their families will have an opportunity to travel to Haiti to take part in and lead soccer clinics for the kids and coaches at Fond Parisien. We will deliver much needed donations including soccer equipment, uniforms, cleats and other everyday necessities. While there, we will also participate in other projects like painting buildings and small construction or cleaning projects.

Since 1974, the Haitian Christian Mission has strived to show Haiti Christ's love through education, medical care, food, employment, and child sponsorship. Their mission is to feed the Body, Mind, and Spirit of the Haitian People. The Play It Forward program was extablished in 2011 to promote education, healthy lifestyles and biblical principles. The program stresses leadership skills and community development through sports and mentorship.

The trip will run from October 4 - 10, 2014. The trip will cost approximately $1100. We hope to take a group from Rockdale Youth Soccer of 18 - 30 people. Anyone ages 13 and above are invited to participate, regardless of club affiliation. Spots will be open for the trip by player's age according to the deadline chart below.

Age Group Open Reservation Date
Players 17 years and up May 25, 2014 - July 1, 2014
Players 15 years and up June 9, 2014 - July 1, 2014
Players 13 years and up June 16, 2014 - July 1, 2014

So, if you have a player who is 17 years of age or older, they and your family members (13 years and older) can reserve your spot on the trip between now and July 1st. A player 15 years of age or older, along with their family memebers can reserve a spot between June 9th and July 1st. Finally, players 13 and above and their families can reserve spots between June 16th and July 1st.

Rafe Mauran, Rockdale Youth Soccer Association's Director, along with other coaches and adults will serve as chaperones.

To begin the process of reserving your spot, please email Rafe Mauran at rafe@rysa.net. You will be emailed a reservation form. Once filled out, you will need to submit the form and the $200 deposit to confirm your reservation.

For more information on Haitian Christian Mission, please click here. For more information on their Play It Forward program, please click here. For more information on taking a trip with HCM, please click here.

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