Half-day soccer game raises money for Somalia

A 12-hour, non-stop soccer game happens this weekend to raise funds for drought-ridden Somalia.

The North Fraser Selects Soccer Program and the Alouette District are hosting the event Aug. 20 from 9:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Maple Ridge’s Westview Secondary School’s turf field.

Each player pays $5 to play for 20 minutes. Once the shift is over, they must come off the field, and to play again, will have to donate another $5.

This non-competitive game will continue whether there are 22 or two players on the field, so organizers are saying soccer fans should drop by a couple times a day to see the score.

Players are encouraged to come from all local communities, and it is open to ages 11 and up, with any skill level.

For more information visit www.northfraserselects.com, or contact Marnie Bogdanovich at mmbog@shaw.ca if you wish to volunteer. Follow them on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/rrWcO9. If people are unable to join, they can donate directly to World Vision under the North Fraser Select fundraising banner: https://my.worldvision.ca/iom/Forms/ViewFundraiser.aspx?fundraiserId=28.