Happy Spring Everyone,
Just wanted to let you know about an exciting fundraising event we have planned. On Sunday, May 5th, the DDYSC coaching team will be divided into two teams to play against each other. I’ll be playing with the Gray Wolves and we’ll be playing against Paul’s team, the Navy Wolves.
The goal here is to raise funds to enable as many kids, teens and families to be a part of the Y, regardless of their financial situation.
So, I am asking you to join me in my effort to raise $2,500 to help give people in our community a chance to reach their full potential at the Y.
Please know that no amount is too small.
- 1 player's registration to Academy/Select Program for a full year: $1,100,00
- 1 player's residential summer camp registration: $575.00
- 1 player's registration to Super Y Program for summer: $395.00
- 1 player's full uniform, including warm up: $245.00
Please know that 100% of every dollar donated has a lasting impact and helps ensure that the Y’s doors are open to all people.
Please join me and support the Y by making a donation today. Your gift will truly make a difference.
Oh..and we’d love for you and your players to come cheer us on!
Details are below:
DDYSC Coaches Game
Date: Sunday, May 5th
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Avondale Dunaire Park
Hopefully you all know me or at least remember my name by now. I'm the one with the peculiar name, Serkan Orsan. Most people however, know me as Coach Turkish, the Director of Coaching and Player Development of DDYSC Wolves.
Well, I was always fascinated by that leather round ball… I remember being 10 years old and watching the 1982 world cup games on TV. And when I say TV please know that I'm talking about a 13 inch tube and black and white screen where you can only differentiate the teams by light color gray jerseys vs. dark. It didn't really matter to me because I could already tell which player was which by the way they handled the ball, by the way they turned with it or passed and shot the ball.
Today billions of people view this game and the amount of kids playing is growing rapidly. And I see myself getting involved more and more and feel the need to translate this energy to others. After all that's what "Socrates" (not the philosopher but the great Brazilian soccer player named after the philosopher that we lost to a silly infection), Pele, Zico, Maradona, Beckenbauer, and Cruyff have done for me. They moved me... They made me believe that I could be one of them. They made me "dream".
... And I still do. I will not be able to play professional soccer anymore and have millions of fans like they did but I know that I can have my own tribe of fans or stars at a smaller scale as I get to train each and every new player with passion.
I believe that every kid/player could be a star; as long as we are able to show them the potential they have in themselves and provide them the environment. I feel it's my responsibility to bring out the football enthusiast in them by showing the passion I have for this game in the most effective and influential shape possible. I do believe that we can provide them the chance to aim for their own star. Have them love the game, learn it, play it, watch it, enjoy it and then let others know how beautiful this game is!