Great support for soccer

To the Editor:

On Saturday, May 11, Fairmont Soccer Association conducted our annual flower sale. This is the biggest fundraiser for our association. We’re so grateful for everyone who purchased flowers or plants.

Fairmont Soccer Association is funded through registration fees, concession sales, grants and fundraising. This year, the association will have about 150 kids, ages 11 through 19, participating in our summer competitive season. Another 400 kids will play in our recreational league for 5-year-olds through 10-year-olds. More than a 100 more will play for Fairmont High School, which is entirely funded by the association. So, your help is critical in helping us keep a vital youth sports organization.

Thanks to all of our volunteers who gave valuable hours to stage this event. Their ongoing commitment to soccer in Fairmont is so appreciated. On behalf of Fairmont Soccer Association, I want to thank the citizens of Fairmont who have supported the birth and growth of soccer in our community.

With all the support you’ve given soccer, we sincerely hope that you’ll stop by and watch a game. We will host our annual Spring Shake Out soccer event today, May 17. There will be games from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Prairie Avenue soccer complex.

Please visit our website at or follow us on Facebook. See what we’re up to and join us for some fun.

Matt Nielsen, president,

Fairmont Soccer Association