The smell of freshly cut grass with the dew still clinging to the blades. A packed cooler full of my famous homemade peanut butter granola bars, orange wedges, and electrolyte infused waters. I have such fond memories of when our daughter played club soccer. The closeness of the teammates both on and off the field and the friendships formed with the parents are something I will always cherish.
Records trace the history of soccer back more than 2,000 years ago to ancient China. Cuju, which means “kick the ball with foot” is the forerunner of modern-day soccer. Greece, Rome, and parts of Central America also claim to have started the sport; but it was England that transitioned soccer, or what the British and many other people around the world call “football,” into the game we know today.
In researching a bit on soccer, I came across this and thought it worth sharing: A memorable part of the history of soccer came in the first world war. England and Germany were fighting on the Western front until Christmas Eve 1915 when a temporary truce took place between the countries. From somewhere a ‘football’ was thrown out and both Englishmen and the Germans began a free-for-all soccer game. From boxing day onward, they were back in the trenches shooting at each other (with guns… not soccer balls!).
Our Rogue Valley has a very special person sharing his talents with the youth soccer players of our community. David Horst will share his own personal soccer experiences of being a 11-year Major League Soccer veteran as well as what is happening with the Rogue Valley Timbers. You don’t want to receive a RED CARD for missing this program!!
Please join me this Tuesday for a very special up close and personal (courtesy of ZOOM) presentation with David Horst, introduced by Ed Singler. Have your own granola bars and snacks on hand for an afternoon of Rotary camaraderie. I have to say, I truly look forward to connecting with each and every one of you during this crisis even if it is for our brief hour together and on a laptop screen.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Michelle Corradetti, President
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