2020 Babar & Haris Suleman Memorial Soccer Festival!

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Al and Jan Barker Sports Complex

451 South Vestal Road

Plainfield, IN 46168

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On July 25, 2020, we will be celebrating the 6th Annual Babar & Haris Suleman Memorial Soccer Festival. My family and I have had the immense pleasure of coordinating this event for the past four years. With the help of our friends and community, we have kept the story and spirit of Babar and Haris alive, while raising money for a cause dear to their hearts. Thank you all for joinining us in this journey over the years. We hope you will continue to remember Babar and Haris, continue to be inspired by their story, and in turn, inspire others to make a change as well. Thank you for all of your support, and as always, remember to #LiveLikeHaris.

-Hiba Suleman

*** THE STORY ***

On June 19, 2014, the father-and-son team took off from Greenwood, Indiana to begin their flight around the world to raise awareness and funds for education. On July 23, 2014, just two days short of returning home, their journey came to a tragic end.

The Babar & Haris Suleman Memorial Soccer Festival celebrates their legacies, love of soccer, and desire to give back to education and the community. The anniversary of the tragic accident has been turned into a successful, positive community event that has hosted 90 players and over 300 spectators in its first year. The proceeds from the event (over $3,000 last year) go to the Haris Suleman Memorial Scholarship at Plainfield High School where Haris attended.

Check out pictures from the 2020 festival at the LiveLikeHaris Facebook page.

*** THE FESTIVAL ***

The Babar & Haris Suleman Soccer Festival is more than just a fun 5v5 soccer tournament, it is becoming a community event for all ages. Money raised from the festival goes to the Haris Suleman Memorial Scholarship Fund at Plainfield High School where Haris attended school.

The festival focuses solely on the thing that brought our community together when my dad was coach, and when my brother was a teammate: soccer. We ask Spectators to donate what they can, buy tshirts to show support, and overall, support education in my dad and brother's name.

Thank you for your support and we'll see you on the field!

The rain-out-date is Saturday, August 1st.

*** THE TOURNAMENT ***

Roster and Players

  • Teams may have a maximum of 8 players, minimum of 5 players (3 subs).
  • Teams may be mixed ages and genders.
  • All players will receive a Team Tourney Dri Fit Shirt and Admission to all of the Festival activites and events!
  • All players must be an incoming Freshman in high school, or at least 14 years of age as of July 1st, 2020.
  • Players under 18 will be required to submit a copy signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Rosters CANNOT be changed after Check In on the day of the event. Any emergency changes must be approved by the Tourney Staff.

Games

  • All teams are guaranteed three games and have a chance to earn a position in the Playoff Round.
  • Two 10 minute halves with a 3 minute halftime.
  • 5v5 (4 field players + goalkeeper)
  • Size 5 ball
  • Fields are standard U10 size fields and goals
  • Teams will be placed, to the best of our ability, into a bracket of similar level teams.
  • A full list of rules can be found at our website.

Register your team by June 3rd for the early bird discount! Deadline to register a team is July 1st.

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FAQs

1. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

FREE Parking. There will be signs and parking attendants to assist with parking.

2. What can/can't I bring to the event?

We encourage you to bring lawn chairs, sunscreen, water bottles and cash for food, beverages, and raffle purchases. Some food trucks may take credit cards.

General Admission Tickets at the event can be paid with credit/debit or cash.

Pets are welcomed as long as they are leashed.

3. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact livelikeharis@gmail.com for any questions about this event.

4. When is the Rain-Out-Date?

Games will still be played in the rain (and will be delayed 30 minutes for lightning). In the unlikely situation that we need to postpone the Festival, it will occur Saturday, August 1st. In case of rain or incelement weather please check the LiveLikeHaris.weebly.com or facebook page or annoucements.

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Al and Jan Barker Sports Complex

451 South Vestal Road

Plainfield, IN 46168

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