The 3rd 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 girls divisions in U12, U14 and U16, to complement the same age divisions for the boys. The four day event starts on July 11 for local teams, and July 12 for visiting teams. Organizers have been very pleased with the participation of local boys teams the past two years, and, based on past experience, know that the girls’ teams will also be treated to terrific competition and great hospitality.
Tournament organizers expect close to 35 teams for the 2012 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 expand our tournament and open it to girls’ teams,” says Sarah Farrow, tournament Co-Chair. “This event is a beautiful way to celebrate Connor’s life and his love for the sport.”
“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 locals who would like to volunteer in ways that help the poor, whether in North America or some other continent of 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, towards her volunteer trip to Ghana last year,” says Farrow. “Stephanie travelled with a group of Nursing students from Cape Breton University. She worked with the Ghanaian people and said they love three things in life: laughter, God, and football (soccer). It was very special to have our first donation support Stephanie and her volunteer efforts.”
Teams from the Atlantic region and beyond will meet in Cape Breton July 12-14, 2013 for a fun weekend of friendly soccer competition mixed with traditional Cape Breton hospitality, including a barbeque on Friday evening at the Cape Breton University campus in Sydney. Coaches and parents can find out more information about the tournament, and register their teams by visiting our website.