The 4th Annual Connor Timmons Memorial Soccer Tournament promises to be the biggest one to date. This year, the host committee is excited to announce the addition of an Under 10 division to accompany the existing U12, U14 and U16 boys’ and girls’ divisions. The four day event starts on July 10 for local teams, and July 11 for visiting teams. Organizers have been very pleased with the participation of teams from across the province the past three years, and, based on past experience, know that all participants will be treated to terrific competition and great hospitality.
Tournament organizers expect close to 40 teams for the 2014 tournament, which is held annually in memory of Connor Timmons, a local soccer player who tragically passed away in a car accident in 2009. This charity tournament, affectionately known as the Ct3, celebrates not only the memory of a fine young man, but the sport he loved so much – soccer. “We are thrilled to be able to continue to expand our tournament. Last year we were able to open it to girls and we had a great response,” says Sarah Farrow, tournament Co-Chair. “This year we are excited to invite teams in the U10 divisions. This event is a beautiful way to celebrate Connor’s life and his love for the sport. The more people we have on the field having fun and playing soccer, the better. That’s what it’s all about.”
“This tournament reflects Connor’s love of soccer as well as his generous spirit and kind heart,” Farrow continues. “As a young adult, Connor was especially interested in the idea of helping to provide simple, affordable housing for those less fortunate, especially in very poor areas of our world. Because this was close to Connor’s heart, we are happy to use profits from this event to pursue Connor’s dream to ‘make a difference’. The Connor Timmons Memorial Soccer Tournament will financially assist local volunteers who would like to help the poor, in North America and around the world. Hopefully, with our assistance, their dreams of volunteering will be more readily realized.”
“Our first donation was made to Connor’s sister, Stephanie, who travelled to Ghana with a group of nursing students from Cape Breton University in 2012. Our latest donation went to a mother & daughter duo, Alana & Peggy MacNeil, who volunteered in hospitals, schools, and orphanages in Tanzania,” says Farrow. “We are blessed to be able to continue to offer support to volunteers who through their own dreams, efforts, and initiatives are helping to live Connor’s dream: to make a difference and make the world a better place.”
Teams from the Atlantic region will meet in Cape Breton July 11th – 13th, 2014 for a fun weekend of friendly soccer competition mixed with traditional Cape Breton hospitality, including a player’s barbeque on Friday evening at the Cape Breton Health & Recreation Complex in Sydney. Coaches and parents can find out more information about the tournament, and register their teams by visiting connortimmons.com.