Five hours of soccer, 60 excited kids and 640 euros for a good cause: the Mix for Kids Soccer Day at TSV Abtswind was a great success. Players from the Bayernliga team organized a varied competition at the club’s premises for boys and girls between 6 and 14 years of age.
Shooting at the goal, a dribbling course, keepie uppies, passing and crossing: the young soccer fans were given ample opportunities to demonstrate their talent at several stations. The Abtswind players provided tips and tricks to enable the children to fine tune their skills even more closely. Afterwards, the participants formed teams to compete in a tournament, whose exciting final match was decided in a penalty shootout. At the award ceremony, everyone received a certificate as well as prizes such as gym bags, school supplies and stuffed animals. The best of each age group received a jersey, a soccer ball and a children’s book, provided by Teamsport Meli and the Heinlein bookstore. Other sponsors included local companies Kräuter Mix, Rewe Bachmeier and Getränke Wagner.
Throughout the day, volunteers from TSV Abtswind provided food and drinks for the children and their parents and donated the proceeds from the catering to Mix for Kids. Together with the donations collected in boxes set up at the free event, the total came to 640 euros. “The children had a blast. Plus, the event was a huge success and we were able to do good,” summed up organizer Adrian Dußler from TSV Abtswind, who hopes to make the Mix for Kids Soccer Day a repeat event next year.
TSV Abtswind and Mix for Kids have been partnered since 2020. The sports club provides several advertising spaces free of charge, for instance to draw attention to Mix for Kids at its soccer matches and on its website. “As we have established this partnership, setting up an event in which the Abtswind soccer players would personally contribute to the cause of children was a logical next step,” said Adrian Dußler.