Hoover Soccer Club held the organization’s first HooverPaloosa on Sat., March 18, 2017. This event, which included activities for families during the day and an evening event for adults, was created to help further the initiatives of the Hoover Soccer Club and to benefit players and families in need of financial assistance in order to participate in all Hoover Soccer Club programs. All proceeds are being invested back into the HSC programs and into the club’s financial assistance program.

The daytime event for all Hoover Soccer Club family members and friends offered a variety of activities: bounce houses, a dunking booth, a fun run for five age groups with prizes, a 5v5 soccer game of coaches vs players, music, food by Taqueria Garibaldi’s Mexican Restaurant and Urban Pops, and beverages from Pepsi and Milos.

The evening event for adults included a catered dinner and silent auction with over 30 items ranging from vacations, spa packages, CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tickets, Birmingham Hammers soccer team package, one-on-one personalized training with a HSC coach, and gift certificates to such places as Max Motorsports, Ross Bridge, movie theaters, restaurants, bowling, photography sessions, and more.

The HooverPaloosa planning committee included Hoover Soccer Club Marketing Director Trey Knox, who was the event coordinator. Committee members included HSC Board Member Geoff Houldich and wife, Holley; and HSC Board Member Frank Touchstone and wife, Jennifer.

Additional help was provided by the HSC Board of Directors: President Casey Crook; Vice President Ernie Zavaleta; Secretary Lyric Crook; Treasurer Eric Berg; Members-at-Large Barry Adams, John Cargill, Joe Cousineau, Gary Eisworth, Bryan Laney, and Tad Nall; and Director of Coaching Tomas Fox. With the success of the first HooverPaloosa, this will be an annual event.

Hoover Soccer Club is a non-profit organization that was established to provide an environment for youth players to develop their skills as soccer players and compete in a club atmosphere. The Hoover Soccer Club offers players, ranging in ages from Under 4 to Under 18, the opportunity to play soccer at a variety of competition levels. HSC is affiliated with the Alabama Youth Soccer Association, Central Alabama Soccer League, and US Club Soccer. They can be reached at www.hooversoccerclub.com, by phone at (205) 402-7330 or followed on Facebook at Hoover Soccer Club, on Twitter @Hoover_Phantoms, and on Instagram at hoover_phantoms.