Recall back at the beginning of September Music City Supporters collected used soccer equipment at the inaugural Nashville SC Cup. With the help of the club and Tennessee State Soccer Association to get the word out MCS collected over 35 soccer balls, 30 pairs of cleats and various other equipment. The list of youth soccer clubs contributing to our collection was long and included Aris FC, Murfreesboro Soccer Club, Nashville Football Club, Nashville United Soccer Academy, Southern Premier Academy, Stones River Futbol Club, Tennessee Soccer Club, Tennessee United Soccer Club and others. Yesterday, MCS members had the pleasure of giving this equipment out to kids at Highland Apartments.
Highland Apartments are located at 4646 Nolensville Pike and many refugee families live here. Cleats were given to kids from numerous countries including Afghanistan, Burma and Syria. None of this would have been possible without the help of Donna Pack. Donna has adopted the apartment complex. She spends countless hours and most weekends there helping in anyway she can. On this specific Saturday not only were MCS there but also Cross Point Church. The Church does a mini carnival for the kids twice per year and also a monthly movie night. At the center of it all is Donna.
After children picked out balls, cleats, gloves and ate some pizza it was time to play. There is a turf covered tennis court where 5 MCS members played versus a Highland Park team. The majority of the Highland Park kids playing go to John Overton High School. They were all decent with one having quite a bit of skill. MCS put up a good fight, but were no match. To be fair our group was a couple years younger on average. The most important part was everyone had fun. We hope to bring a small slightly older team back in the future to give them a more competitive match.
Thanks to all the members that came out to help us with this event. Both adults and children. We hope to do even more things like this as our group grows over the years.