PHOTOS: Soccerhood Cleans Up at Fundraising Car Wash

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Soccerhood, which provides assistance to local English as a Second Language (ESL) students who want to play soccer, raise $1,262 at its annual car wash on June 4.

“We had a huge success last weekend,” wrote organizer Elizabeth Sarkisian. “We had more than 55 volunteers come to help out at the event, and we washed over 100 cars.”

Sarkisian noted that many of the volunteers are involved with the South Mountain soccer program or the South Mountain YMCA, but that Soccerhood also had help from Community First Soccer and the Cougar Soccer Club.

The $1,262 combined with the generous donations received from Soccerhood’s GoFundMe page ( not only covered the expenses for registrations for the current season, but also paid off Soccerhood’s debts from last season and will carry over help with the 2016 fall season, said Sarkisian.

“Soccerhood was able to cover registrations this season for seven boys and girls who are now just finishing up their seasons with the Baird’s South Mountain soccer league,” wrote Sarkisian.

Soccerhood is one of the South Mountain YMCA’s Togetherhood projects, which aim to promote community led volunteerism.

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