Attend the Father Christmas Cup, Annual Soccer Benefit,

          December 20th at Atlanta Silverbacks Park

The Father Christmas Cup invites you to the annual, invitational soccer tournament fundraiser at Atlanta Silverbacks Park on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Everyone is invited and attendees can make a donation at the event. Funds are raised from donations made by sponsors, donations from participating players, sale of raffle tickets, etc. The event is held by the Father Christmas Cup, Inc., a non-profit which benefits families that recently lost a parent. The event is an annual soccer tournament fundraiser consisting of local soccer players, youth and adult, many of whom have ties to the beneficiary families.

Benefiting Soccer Families

Funds from the Father Christmas Cup event provide comfort and financial support to one or more families experiencing their first holiday season without a parent. The benefit elicits generosity and community support from adult and youth soccer players and their families throughout metropolitan Atlanta.

Event Venue & Times

The event is held at Atlanta Silverbacks Park, 3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way, Atlanta, GA 30340. The Father Christmas Cup organizers would like to thank the Silverbacks organization for graciously donating field space for 10 years. The Father Christmas Cup organizers give many thanks to all who volunteer their time or donate to make this event possible.

A Community-Driven Benefit

The event exemplifies the strength of the Atlanta soccer community. Our local soccer community consists of youth and adult players, past and present, from local leagues. It includes our families, friends and business supporter and the adults who support youth soccer with their time and money, as coaches and referees, or sponsors. We thank our families for allowing us our healthy obsession.


Donate by mail: Send checks payable to: Father Christmas Cup, Inc. to our address at 5300 Oakbrook Parkway, Suite 200, Norcross, GA 30092Donate on the website anytime at


For corporate sponsorship opportunities please contact Stephen O’Hare. Sponsors may also contribute in-kind donations, goods or services, such as raffle prizes.  Click for a list of the current sponsors. To get your organization’s logo on the t-shirt, please contact us by December 8th.

Play: Enter a Youth or Adult Team

Youth and adult teams are invited to play in a fun, mini-tournament. The event is an invitational tournament with teams in many age groups. For adult team registration, please contact Wade Meyer for youth team registrations,Neil McNabb.

     About the Father Christmas Cup

The purpose of the Father Christmas Cup is to provide comfort and financial support to a family who will be experiencing their first holiday season without a parent. Each year, the directors of The Father Christmas Cup, Inc., a section 501(c)(3) non-profit, select a beneficiary family or families from the local community. The money is important, but the message of hope and love sent to the family at such a critical time is powerful and life-changing.

The idea for the Father Christmas Cup originated from a 1914, World War 1 Christmas truce, when German and English soldiers stopped fighting and played a soccer match in the middle of no-man’s land. This powerful depiction of hope for peace, civility, and regard for one’s fellow man is the fundamental basis for the Father Christmas Cup. For more information or to make a donation online please visit