Casino Road Futbol Academy starts Monday

Jun 21, 2013

The fifth annual Casino Road Futbol Academy opens on Monday with a ceremony at 8:30 a.m.

Registration opened today for the camp hosted by Everett Police Department, in cooperation with the Mukilteo and Everett school districts.

"500 youth are expected to attend this great camp, which is sponsored by many community minded businesses and volunteer coaches," said Aaron Snell, spokesperson for the Everett Police Department. "

"Our goal is to actively engage youth in positive pursuits so they will make better choices and stronger communities."

The Casino Road Futbol Academy runs June 24 through June 28 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. daily at Walter E. Hall Park in south Everett and is capped at the first 500 boys and girls, ages 7-14.

The academy is a weeklong soccer camp where more than 2,500 area youth have learned soccer and life skills from talented coaches and volunteers.

While playing soccer draws youth to the camp, the underlying focus is educating participants on what it takes to be a good citizen in our community.

The Casino Road Futbol Academy is the dream of Everett Police Department Sergeant Manny Garcia who has refined the idea of partnering local businesses, schools, churches and community agencies who are committed to creating positive change in our community with youth through soccer.

His concept is based on a simple premise: Youth who actively engage in positive pursuits make better choices and stronger communities.

Manny believes participation in sporting programs with strong associations to community leaders keep youth focused on positives and steers them away from the negatives.

“The Casino Road Futbol Academy is a success because youth see their city officials, police department and inspirational adults breaking down barriers with them and encouraging them in a positive direction”, Manny said.

Register now through the South Everett Boys & Girls Club (525 W. Casino Rd., Everett). Registration is $20 per participant and includes breakfast and lunch for the week, a jersey and soccer ball.

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