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Soccer tournament held

Southern Virginia Soccer Club and Kickin’ It For Kyler Foundation teamed up to host a soccer tournament on Sept. 12, at the Mecklenburg County Soccer Complex in Clarksville. Twenty-three teams participated from Mecklenburg, Lunenburg, Halifax and Charlotte County.

The last year and a half have been tough on everyone due to the pandemic. At the soccer tournament, there were smiles, laughs, and enjoyment all because of the game of soccer. While Southern Virginia Soccer Club fosters the love of soccer from a very early age on, Kickin’ It For Kyler Foundation remembers Kyler Lopez’s passion for playing soccer. In addition to scholarships awarded to students for soccer camps and graduating high school seniors, the foundation hopes to bring awareness for mental health and suicide prevention in the community.

Congratulations to all teams who participated in the tournament and to all those in the community who came out to support the event.  A special thank you to Kathy Baretta for beautiful pictures and Simply Southern Bistro food truck.

The following teams were the 1st place winners in their age brackets:

U8 — Lakehawks

U10 — Lakehawks

U12 — Savages

U14/U16 — Pink Panthers

U18 — Flying Monkeys

Adults – Deportiva Lopez