Congratulations to the Maroon Team, 5-2 winners of the 2014 (5th Annual) UOP Cup and its team captain, Alejandro Cardenas. This year’s cup was the largest ever, with 46 participating players. The 2014 “Golden Boot” trophy goes to Kelvin Obareti for his hat trick in the big game. Attached are photos from the game and team party. Special thanks to our referees and linesmen (Julian Ballarin) and to Karisma for taking most of the action photos.
About $400 raised through the cup was donated to Unicef to purchase anti-malarial drugs for children around the world. Once a child is infected with malaria, they have about 24 hours to reach anti-malarial treatment after which their chance of survival decreases sharply. There are about 1 million people that die each year from malaria and the majority are young African children. One packet of Anti-Malarial Drugs has 30 doses which are sent to malaria-prone communities to guard against infection. With the UOP Soccer Club donations, we were able to purchase 13 packets and save the lives of 390 children!!!
|Shot on Goal!|
|Great Pass From Dias|
|Can't Stop Me!|
|Kelvin did the Hat Trick on Them|
|Final Score 5-2 (The Best Team Won)|