2013 Celebrity Soccer Challenge Date Set!
LAFEST (Los Angeles Film & Entertainment Soccer Tournament) is kicking off their first annual entertainment industry soccer event on Sunday March 24, 2013 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. The all-day event will feature a 5v5 entertainment industry soccer tournament, a youth soccer showcase and tournament and culminate with the 4th Annual Mia Hamm & Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer Challenge. LAFEST will be the preeminent soccer event of its kind on the West Coast, bringing together film, entertainment, media and advertising professionals and celebrities who are passionate about soccer. In addition to Soccer Hall of Famer and former US Women’s National Soccer Team Captain Mia Hamm, Survivor: Africa Winner and Grassroot Soccer Co-Founder Ethan Zohn and former Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodger great Nomar Garciaparra, the event expects to welcome celebrity participants from the entertainment and sports worlds. A full list of participants will be announced. Proceeds will be donated to the Mia Hamm Foundation and Grassroot Soccer.
For more information, please visit: http://www.lafest.net/
2012 Mia Hamm Foundation Golf Classic
Participants of the 2011 Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer Challenge
Fourth Annual Celebrity Soccer Challenge a Big Success!
The Fourth Annual Mia Hamm & Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer Challenge took place on July 31st 2011, at Kastles Stadium at the Wharf in Washington, DC. The event was a sell-out and as a result, the atmosphere was more exciting than ever.
The soccer game included a fun mix of both celebrities and athletes. Participants included players such as Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, U.S. Women’s National Team Players Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger, Heather O’Reilly and Tobin Heath, former DC United star Eddie Pope, Boston Celtics Jeff Green, and Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
Presenting sponsor FC Barcelona included the event as part of their U.S. Summer Tour and Head Coach Pep Guardiola played in the game as well. Other sponsors and partners included Nike, Gatorade, Dannon, Mission, ViaCord, and Microsoft.
Over 200 people registered at the event for the Be The Match National Marrow Donor Registry, the highest number for the event yet and nearly $100,000 was raised for the Mia Hamm Foundation and Children’s National Medical Center.