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Monday, October 20, 2014

Silver Lake and Los Feliz schools turn soccer match into a fundraiser

Photos by Michael Sandoval

The second annual Los Silver Lake Soccer Tournament on Saturday proved to be a cliff hanger, with the teams representing Franklin Avenue Elementary of Los Feliz and Silver Lake’s Ivanhoe Elementary tied at the 90-minute mark. After a double overtime, Franklin emerged victorious 3 to 1.  Despite Saturday’s score, both schools will end up winners since the parents’ association from both campuses will divide event proceeds equally, said. Stephanie Wolf-Hicks with the Friends of Ivanhoe. Click on the link for Wolf-Hicks summary of the game and fundraiser.

The game was a nail-biter, at the half, Ivanhoe Dragons were up1:0 from an early penalty kick in the box by Julian Farino. The Foxes equalized in 60th minute with a cross by Bobby Tannen that curled into left top corner of the net. At the 90th minute, the game was still tied. It went into double-overtime and Ivanhoe lost on penalty  kicks 3:1.
The event was a hit for all ages, neighbors and attendees alike enjoyed the King Kone & In N Out trucks and Whole Foods Glendale sponsored drinks. Kids had a dance party & soccer volleyball game at the half, and schools were selling swag, raffling off Tomato Pie and LA Galaxy prizes and after the game, soccer “rivals” toasted and broke bread at a well-attended fundraising after-party at Hyperion Public.  All event proceeds are split 50/50  by the friendly LAUSD rival parents’ associations, Friends of Franklin and Friends of Ivanhoe.
Related Link:
  • The Soccer Playing School Dads of Silver Lake. L.A. Mag


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4 comments

  1. Great story (even for those of us without kids)! Kudos to the organizers of this event!!

  2. great idea for a fundraiser. were any of the moms in teams?

    • Moms were presented on both sides! As coach/organizer for Franklin, I can definitely confirm we had three moms, and one, Cara was pregnant! (2nd trimester) And we hope to have moms next year! (need not be pregnant)

  3. It was a great time and I think most had fun. I can’t help but wonder if mixing the teams (Franklin & Ivanhoe parents together into two teams) wouldn’t go further in ultimately building community. I was fairly disappointed to see signs that kids made disparaging the other team but was also disappointed to see other kids ripping them down. It really wasn’t that friendly of a game. The article didn’t mention the fight that nearly happened on the field between a couple of players, kids in the stands screaming “Ivanhoe/Franklin Sucks” and other taunts.

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