The Sixth Annual Zach D’ Souza Smiles4Miles 4v4 Soccer Tournament was a great success! Thanks to all who participated and supported this great cause.
This year, 107 teams competed in a total of 193 games with the participation of over 600 players of all ages and abilities, supported by the hard work of dozens of volunteer referees, field marshals, runners, registrars, etc.
A total of $38,000 was collected, bringing the amount raised over the past six years by Smiles4Miles to $240,000. It seemed like the whole community was out there to enjoy the occasion, and miraculously the sun shone on Zach’s Day yet again.
The event was kicked off by Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara, Deputy Mayor Joe Bachetti and Ward 2 Councillor Mike Rohrer, who tested their shooting ability against the goalkeeping prowess of Miss Canada Galaxy, Jillian Parent.
At an event of fun and fundraising in support of a great cause, everyone wins.
Nonetheless, the following were recognized in particular as the winners on the day:
U10 Girls: Minions
U10 Boys: Belle River Cancer Crusaders
U12 Girls: Ryan’s Zombies
U12 Boys: It Just Got Messi
U14 Girls: Tecumseh Soccer Club ’03 White
U14 Boys: Tecumseh Warriors
U16 Girls: Superheroes
U16 Boys: Get Megged
Open Age Women: Eat Cleats
Open Age Men: Ankle Injuries
Open Age Mixed: La Familia ( more winners on p.2)
Top Fundraisers, Adult: Zach’s Markhamites (for the sixth year running!), Bluehorses
Top Fundraisers, Youth: Blue Cheese
Best Costumes: Minions, Ryan’s Zombies, Soccer BALL-erinas
Costumes, Honourable Mention: Dark Stars, Canadian Cowgirls and “The Hula Girls”
Top Volunteer: Andre Ducharme (Tecumseh Vista)
Furthest Travelled Team: ZLC (From SEATTLE !)