The Carlisle Chaos 3v3 team is excited to represent the Carlisle Soccer Club and the Carlisle Community as a whole at the 2013 Kick It World Championships this January in Orlando, Florida. The Chaos was one of 20 teams personally invited by the Kick It Organization based on their performance this summer at a Kick It 3v3 tournament held in Ankeny. Team members are; Natalie McCormick, Abigail Molina, Aricka Lambson, Alexandria McKibbin, Amie Berndt, and Alli Gideon. The team coaches are Jasen and Michele McKibbin. All of these ladies have been members of the Carlisle Pink Panthers soccer team, through the Carlisle Soccer Club, for over 3 years – some since the age of 4.
So what do we need? Money! The girls have a tough, and short, road of fundraising ahead of them. Recently they raised over $600.00 selling fudge from the Heart of Iowa Marketplace and $200.00 selling handmade gifts and baked goods at the Palmyra Church Fall Festival and the Carlisle Holiday Showcase. In addition, a can drive in early December netted the girls just over $500.00.
We have two big fundraising efforts remaining. The girls will be busting tables and serving smiles at the Pizza Ranch in Indianola on Wednesday, January 2, from 4:30 – 10:00. A portion of the evening’s sales and all tips raised with go directly to the girls. Also, we will be have a “Party for the purpose – New Year’s Can Drive. Girls will be picking up cans from the PEACH area on January 5, 2012. If you have cans for donation, please set them out at the end of your driveway. We will be around at 10:00 am to pick up cans. If you need to arrange another time, please contact one of the individuals listed below.
With all these opportunities, why do we need your help? We estimate the costs to get this group of ladies to Florida, covering hotel accommodations, rental van, gas, food, tournament fees, etc., will run close to $10,000.
As you can see, it’s going to take hard work AND a community to make this opportunity of a lifetime possible. Carlisle, let’s pull together and send these girls to represent.
Donation checks can be made payable to the Carlisle Soccer Club and all donations are tax deductible. If you have any questions, please contact April Betzer (515-729-6633) or Jasen & Michele McKibben (515-778-1757).
Thanks in advance for your support!