Soccer Shoot set for Saturday |

Soccer Shoot set for Saturday

Staff Reports

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 Soccer Shoot on Saturday at Lampe Park.

The event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., is an accuracy and distance skills competition open to youth soccer players ages 4 to 18 within and outside the area. There is no cost to participate.

In previous years this event has attracted more than 100 players and their families to participate, according to Liz Baumgartner, commissioner for AYSO Region 318.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers. This event is run in cooperation with the Carson Valley AYSO picture day.

The public is also invited to participate in the AYSO and Carson Valley Community Food Closet canned food drive on the same day and times.

“There will be a drop off container for those who wish to share any non perishable food item in the food closet program that will benefit families in need within our community,” Baumgartner noted. “Look for the Carson Valley food closet sign or truck in the Lampe Park parking lot.”

Call the parks and recreation department at 782-9828 for information.