Friday, October 10, 2008

Soccer Unites Fundraiser


This is the final major fundraiser that has been planned by Soccer Unites United to benefit Marcia Williams. I urge everybody who is able and willing to participate in this event. You really can make a difference. It will also be alot of fun, and as you can see below there are some great prizes available. Below is the release from Real Salt Lake Communications concerning this event:

Benefit on Behalf of Family of RSL MF Andy Williams to Begin at 6:00 p.m. in Salt Palace Room 155

SALT LAKE CITY (Friday, October 10, 2008) – Soccer Unites Utah once again invites the community to gather together with Real Salt Lake players, coaches and staff for a fundraiser on behalf of the family of RSL’s own Andy Williams tomorrow, Saturday, October 11, when the charitable group will host a Casino Night benefit at the Salt Palace Convention Center, located at 100 S. West Temple Street in downtown Salt Lake City. Soccer Unites Utah is a charitable group that is raising funds to offset the costs of chemotherapy treatments and a bone marrow transplant for Marcia Williams, the wife of Andy, after she was recently diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia.

Tickets for the Casino Night event – which will take place from 6:00-11:30 p.m. in Salt Palace Room 155 – are on sale for $50 and can be purchased only online at - tickets will not be available at the door. For more information on Soccer Unites Utah, including how you can take part in future events, please visit or email Media members interested in covering the Casino Night event are asked to contact Deb Harper of Soccer Unites Utah at 801-750-4808.

Besides a live auction, DJ and dancing and a whole lot of fun, the $50 ticket includes dinner, 50 casino chips, and a raffle ticket to win an autographed and framed 2002 U.S. Men’s National Team jersey. Those wanting to test their poker face can also enter a $100-buy-in Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament; however, spots are limited to 32 seats, so those interested in entering are advised to purchase their seat as soon as possible. In addition, several individuals and companies have provided unique auction items to bid on, with the list including:

  • One Training session, individual or team, with Real Salt Lake Head Coach Jason Kreis, an autographed jersey worn by Kreis in Soccer Unites Utah’s Benefit Soccer match, two tickets to RSL’s October 18 game at Rio Tinto Stadium v. FC Dallas, and an RSL Fan Gear pack.
  • The complete Twilight Book series, autographed by author Stephanie Meyers; 20 tickets to the opening night showing of Twilight on November 21, (7:00 p.m. MT) at the Jordan Commons Theatre in Sandy; and a Twilight fan package.
  • An Eddie Pope framed jersey and boot (thank you to Alpine Framing)
  • Two North Goal season tickets to the 2009 Real Salt Lake season at Rio Tinto Stadium
  • A private dinner for four by Chef David Kimball, to be wait staffed by a pair of Real Salt Lake players
  • Four Jonas Brothers concert tickets to their Nov. 29 show in Las Vegas, a two-night stay at the Excalibur Hotel, and a Jonas Brother fan package.
  • A Real Madrid autographed and framed jersey from their visit to Utah in 2006 – including David Beckham (thanks to The Beveled Edge)