October 12, 2013
SOCA might be known for soccer, but the group got the help of some fans of another sport for some fundraising Saturday.
The Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle held a golf tournament at the Old Trail golf course in Crozet.
Players spent $115 to participate or $400 per team.
The money raised benefits the group's outreach program and its efforts to travel abroad next year.
"It's a great cultural experience for them, and the soccer is a great cultural experience in Italy, so it's a learning lesson," said SOCA program director Matt Wilson. "These players are very good players -- our top team from Charlottesville -- so they get to play against quality opponents from Europe. They learn a lot and come back as better players and better people from the trip."
This was the third year of the tournament.
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