1 in 88 children is currently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Yet, we still don't know why children develop autism or how best to help them. We need answers.
On Sunday, May 5, Autism Science Foundation (ASF) will kick-off its 3rd Annual Scoring Goals for Autism adult soccer tournament in Wayne, PA. This event will raise money to fund research to find the causes of autism and develop better treatments for children, teens and adults with autism. ASF currently funds research being conducted at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Autism Research, Marcus Autism Center at Emory, and at other leading research centers around the country.
Men’s groups include Over 45 teams. Women’s groups include Open A and Open B teams. Co-ed groups include an open co-ed division with a minimum of 2 of each gender on the field at all times.
All groups will play in a 7-a-side round-robin format. We will track standings in each group with points, which will be awarded as follows: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and a tiebreaker system to determine group winners. Group winners will be recognized during the May 18 Union v. Chicago Fire game.
All games will take place on YSC Sports’ indoor touchline fields and will include a goalie. A minimum of three (3) games is guaranteed for each team with more likely. Groupings and schedules are dependent upon total registrations and will be determined prior to the tournament.
Team captains will be contacted with schedules prior to the tournament. We will try to accommodate scheduling requests, such as scheduling women's groups later to avoid conflict with TCWSL games, to the greatest extent possible.
We hope to have enough teams for three 3-hour blocks in the morning, afternoon and early evening and with each team playing five 20 minute games over the three hour period (play 20, rest 20, play 20, etc.).
Registration ends Sunday, April 28 at 5:00 pm.
The team registration fee is $200.
If you would like information about team registration, please contact Tim Bak at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (610) 565-4058.
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER FUNDRAISING: Teams and individual players are encouraged to create fundraising pages and collect donations to benefit the Autism Science Foundation. The Team who raises the most money will win a chance to get access to a season ticket package a reduced rate! It takes just a few minutes to create a page. Sign-up and start fundraising at http://www.ScoringGoals.causevox.com or contact Dawn Crawford at email@example.com to get step-by-step help.
100% of donations to this event benefit The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) which is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Its mission is to support autism research by providing funding to scientists and organizations conducting autism research. ASF also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism. To learn more about the Autism Science Foundation or to make a donation visit www.autismsciencefoundation.org.
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Autism Science Foundation
The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Its mission is to support autism research by providing funding to scientists and organizations conducting autism research. ASF also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism. To learn more about the Autism Science Foundation or to make a donation visit autismsciencefoundation.org.