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C-A boys soccer to host Fall Classic

October 8, 2019 12:00 pm Updated: October 8, 2019 12:49 pm

COXSACKIE — The Coxsackie-Athens boys soccer team will be hosting the Inaugural Fall Soccer Classic on Saturday and Monday.

Five schools will be participating over the Columbus Day Weekend, competing for the Soccer Championship Trophy. First round games will be hosted on Saturday with the championship/consolation matchups on Monday afternoon.

Along with the host school, schools competing are Tamarac, Hudson, Ravena and Johnstown.

“Our goal is to make this an annual event in which any or all fall sports can partake in to help build a school-community-sports event,” Coxsackie-athens boys soccer coach Curt Wilkinson said. “This weekend our boys soccer team will be able to display their hardworking and dedication to friends, family, and the community. The more teams that participate the bigger and better it will become.”

There will be other activities going on in addition to the soccer matches.

“We will have a few kids activities as well,” Wilkinson said. “We’ll have a bounce house, face painting, and a PK shootout to help keep younger kids occupied. We will also be raising money for a Coxsackie-Athens student that was diagnosed this past summer with a rare bone cancer. Our funds from the bounce house and face painting will go to her and her family.”

Wilkinson said putting the event together has been a team effort.

“I’d like to thank our great family support system,” Wilkinson said. ”Our program is blessed with great parents and without the help of the many that have volunteered their time, none of this would be possible.”