CASL’s 2023 St. Nick – 435 Donations!! Over $10,000 raised for Must Ministries
Karon Beyer and the CASL Team hosted another great event at OC Hubert. **Atlanta Soccer News: Charity and Community Spirit Score at the St. Nicholas Soccer Event**
December 4, 2023
The 2023 St. Nicholas Charity Soccer Event, held at Hubert Park in Marietta, GA, was a resounding success, epitomizing the power of community and sport in supporting those in need. This year’s event, under the efficient organization of Karon Beyer, Cobb Adult Soccer Program Manager, once again united soccer enthusiasts in a spirited day of matches and charity.
Participants across coed, men’s, and women’s divisions engaged in seven-a-side soccer games, turning their passion for the sport into a force for good. The entry fee was unique: players donated toys valued at $25 or more, directly benefiting the Must Ministries Toy Shop. This initiative plays a crucial role in the lives of displaced and needy families, allowing them to select holiday gifts for their children in a department store-like environment.
Last year, the event collected over 400 toy donations, worth over $10,000, illustrating the substantial impact of this annual gathering on the local community. The event’s success was further amplified by the dedication of volunteers, including referees and staff, who generously donated their time.
Karon Beyer’s leadership and tireless efforts were instrumental in orchestrating this successful event. Her coordination with local entities and passionate dedication to the cause transformed the St. Nicholas Charity Soccer Event into a landmark occasion in Atlanta’s soccer calendar.
MUST Ministries, the beneficiary of this event, is a beacon of hope in the Cobb and Cherokee counties. They address the basic needs of individuals, families, and children, bringing together people of many faiths to serve others with compassion and love. Their mission to transform lives and communities resonates deeply with the ethos of the St. Nicholas Charity Soccer Event.
The event also offered festive activities like hot chocolate, candy canes, and youth activities, and participants competed for awards like Best Santa Cap, Worst Christmas Sweater, and Best Christmas-themed Uniforms.
The 2023 St. Nicholas Charity Soccer Event not only celebrated the love of soccer but also reinforced the community’s commitment to supporting its most vulnerable members. Led by Karon Beyer’s dedication and MUST Ministries’ mission, the event was a testament to the strength and generosity of the Atlanta soccer community.