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Early Arts Festival results are in: $2000+ in tips!


It’s been about two weeks since the Arts Festival has ended at and it’s been made pretty clear that Carlisle Soccer Club volunteers are ROCK STARS! Thanks to the very hard work of Melissa Karnatz (that’s her, right, counting tips during a lull in the crowd) and David Gutierrez (that’s him, below, chilling over a cooler full of adult beverages as the chief beer-grabber during most of the event’s three days) and and amazing group of volunteers, we achieved fantastic results.


Josh Baxter
Joe Fortelka
Brian Preston
Tracy VanZante
Ken Sadler
Krista Beck
Lisa Christie
Melanie Coon
Brandy Neer
Jill Davey
Nichole Wyckoff
Clint Smalley
Mark True
Mark Beck

William Rick
Gaylene Rick
Cinda Durrell

Shawn Durrell

Aimee Grismore
Shanna Nablo
Melissa Sadler
Eric Birkenholtz
Chad Egan
Julie Fitgerald
Phillip Medina
Sharon Clark
Katie Lewis
Jodi Reed
Jen Yates
Lynn Yates
Dawn Payne

Brian Payne

Tara Morris
John Kamerick

Tiffany Kamerick

Tom Staecker
Tom Nelson
Kyle Brown
Mellanie Brown
Jeff Lierow
Bill Polka
Brendie Polka
Carrie Swain
Marty Northway

Please forgive us if we didn’t catch everybody’s name, but suffice it to say that it was a fantastic team effort!

"We ran the Arts Festival this year," wrote Mellisa in a Club-wide email after the event."We walked away with more than $2100 in tips alone!"

It will be a couple months before we learn how much of the proceeds we earned from sales.We’re looking for some great numbers because, Friday night we were second in sales and Saturday we were first! 

"I’m telling you….people love us!" wrote Melissa. "Our energy was what brought us our customers!  It is because of our volunteers that we were able to pull off what we did!

"I cannot say THANK YOU enough! I know that it took time away from schedules and family to be able to come help us out." she said. "I hope that each and every single one of you know just how much our volunteers are appreciated!" 


Frequently Asked Questions about our new uniforms

The Club will be getting new uniforms starting in the fall 2012 season. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about this decision:

1. Why is the club changing uniforms?


The club chose to move to new uniforms for a number of different reasons. Clubs generally review uniforms every 3-4 years based mainly on availability of the existing uniforms and feedback on the quality of the existing uniform. In our case, the club had received a substantial amount of negative feedback over the years about the grey uniforms. Mainly, the feedback was centered around quality and style (why aren’t you using Carlisle colors?)

The decision on the U6 and U8 uniforms was based on the need to have an alternative to wearing practice pinnies, which was uniformly disliked. We explored a number of different options and felt that the reversible was the best option for the club. Red and White home and away shirts were used several years ago, but we found that it was too difficult to remember which shirt to wear. With the reversible, you always have both jerseys.

2. Which uniform do I need?

U6 and U8 players will use the red and white reversible jersey with red shorts and red socks

U10 – U19 players will wear the red and yellow striped jersey with black shorts and red socks.

3. Where do I get my uniform?

All uniforms are to be purchased at Soccer Connections, located at 3233 100th Street in Urbandale (515-270-8141). Note that the Grand Avenue location is now closed and they have an expanded store at the Urbandale location.

4. When do I need to order my uniform?

To guarantee delivery of your uniform by the first game, your order needs to be placed by July 15.

5. My child has played before; can they use the same shorts from the old uniform?

If you child has played in previous seasons, they can use there existing shorts and socks if they are U6/U8. Soccer Connections has a full uniform kit that you can purchase (jersey, shorts, socks) or you can just purchase the pieces that you need.

6. Can I choose my own uniform number?

Yes, the club does not attempt to track or manage uniform numbers. If you have a specific number that you want, you can request it, if not, a random number will be assigned.

7. Are there special washing instructions for the new uniform?

The numbers and club logo are heat transferred to the uniform. To ensure that both the number and logo do not degrade over time, it is recommended that you hang dry the uniform. If you are in a pinch and must dry the jersey, dry it inside out to protect the number and logo.

8. How are the uniforms sized?

The new uniforms are sized differently than our previous uniforms, especially the striped jersey. The style is a more European soccer style and runs smaller than normal. I highly recommend that you go into the store to try on the jersey. Please do not call and ask what size your child needs. The only way to ensure you get the right size is to try on the jersey.

9. What is the cost of the uniforms?

U6/U8 kit:
• High Five Reversable Jersey $17 (with logo printing)
• High Five Red Short $8
• Red Socks $5

U10-U19 kit
• Joma Pisa 12 Jersey $35 (with number and embroidered logo)
• Joma Black Short $10.50
• Joma Red Socks $4.20

10. What other equipment do I need?


• Shinguards $10 – $30
• Soccer cleats $20 – ?
• Soccer Ball $10 – $50 depending on quality

Other optional equipment
• Bag/Backpack $20 – $50


If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact a board member.