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Austin Soccer Awards Banquet 2018

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The third annual Austin Soccer Awards banquet gathered leaders from throughout the soccer community to celebrate the brightest scholar-athletes, players, coaches and referees in Central Texas. Guests included representatives from four professional teams: USL Austin, the Columbus Crew / MLS2ATX, FC Dallas, and San Antonio FC. Attendees also represented youth clubs, area high schools, recreational leagues, supporter groups, members of the media, administrators and fans, collectively representing every facet of our local soccer community.

This year’s academic scholarship recipients were truly the cream of the crop as finalists were selected among extraordinary applicants from eleven area high schools. Our 2018 scholarship winners were: Ahmed Mohamed of Eastside Memorial HS, Isabelle Gillespie of McCallum HS, Kayla Geren of Hendrickson HS, and Madison Horner of Bowie HS.

Jason Jarrett, Sports Editor for the Austin American-Statesman recognized the All-Central Texas high school players and coaches of the year, and for the first time, male and female referees of the year were also recognized.

Nick Barbaro, Founder and Publisher of the Austin Chronicle, was recognized as the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient based on his support of local soccer as writer of the Soccer Watch column (since 1985!), a proud participant in the Austin Coed Soccer Association, and Austin soccer fan extraordinaire.

Djorn Buchholz, Executive Director of the National Soccer Hall of Fame delivered the keynote speech and gave a sneak preview of what we can expect when the NSHOF opens this October. Kit McConnico, host of The Throw-In radio show served as emcee, and guest speakers also included former professional referee, Courtney Jackson; Kaitlin Swarts, founder of the Upper Ninety Soccer Foundation; and Reihaneh Hajibaigi of the American Red Cross.

We hope you can join us next year!

2018 Awards Banquet

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Purchase Tickets Now! to the 2018 Austin Soccer Awards Banquet benefitting our local soccer community at South Congress Hotel. Highlights include recognition of Austin Soccer Foundation’s 2017-2018 Academic Scholarship Award Winners, the Austin American Statesman High School Players and Coaches of the Year, and the Austin Soccer Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by the Austin Chronicle.

Guests will enjoy a silent auction cocktail hour and plated dinner program with Keynote Speaker, Djorn Buchholz, Executive Director of the US Soccer Federation’s National Soccer Hall of Fame and Master of Ceremonies Kit McConnico, Sports Broadcaster and Host of “The Throw In” on 104.9 The Horn.

Tickets must be purchased in advance as this event has sold out the previous two years. Corporate Sponsorships are available and Valet Parking is available at the hotel for the event.

Buy your ticket here!.

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2018 Footgolf

ASF Footgolf Tournament- August 4th, 2018

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Join us for our 2nd Annual Footgolf Tournament! We scheduled this event the weekend prior to the start of EPL as we know everyone will be anxiously awaiting some footie action and friendly competition! Wear your favorite jersey to represent the club you support.

We will kick off at 9:00 a.m. sharp to try and beat the worst of the heat. Please arrive by 8:00 to get registered. We will need to start walking to the holes at 8:40.

If you have not played footgolf before, it is a blast! The tournament will consist of two-person teams, each paired with another team (4 players total per hole at a time). The Harvey Penick Footgolf Course is 18 holes, and we will play Best Ball style (rather than Scramble). Bringing your own soccer ball is your best bet (if not, a limited supply are available on site for a $5 rental). A Size 5 soccer ball is recommended for adults. Dress appropriately: golf or active wear; indoor soccer shoes or tennis shoes; no cleats or bare feet.

We recommend you register as a team of two, but if you register solo, we will do our best to match you with a partner. Kids are welcome but please try and have them keep the play moving. While there may be limited space for event day registration, we strongly recommend you purchase your tickets here in advance.

All proceeds will go towards the Austin Soccer Foundation and will help support our charitable endeavors.

Please send questions to Info@AustinSoccerFoundation.Org


More Past Events

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  • 2016 Austin Soccer Awards – USMNT and DC United legend Tony Sanneh was the keynote speaker at our first annual Austin Soccer Awards banquet, sharing his experiences and vision for the Sanneh Foundation.
  • 2015 HELM Halftime Charity Game (with Landon Donovan, Brian Ching and Stuart Holden) – Three Austin software engineers won the opportunity to play three former USMNT members at halftime of an Austin Aztex game.  Another winning bidder allowed her family to sit with these legends on the sidelines to watch the second half.  HELM also generously donated autographed jerseys which were auctioned during the game.
  • 2015 Stubbs BBQ Charity Game – An Austin favorite, Stubbs BBQ donated food and beverages for concessions during an Aztex game.  The proceeds of all sales went to the Austin Soccer Foundation to support our local community.
  • 2015 Liverpool v Arsenal Supporters Shield – Liverpool Supporters and the Austin Gooners held a Supporters Shield charity match and graciously donated all proceeds to the Austin Soccer Foundation.
  • 2015 Bowling Night – Fans were able to join their favorite professional players for a fun night of bowling, food, and beverages provided by local businesses.
  • 2015 Pink & Camo Jersey Nights – The foundation partnered with Austin’s professional team to provide alternate jerseys which were auctioned off after each game.  Susan G. Komen Austin was highlighted on pink jersey night and a portion of proceeds were donated to support their local charitable work.