By collecting more than 13,000 pounds of recyclable materials, the Anaheim Impact, a boys under-13 team representing the Anaheim Soccer Association, is the official winner of the 2011 Recycle. Goal. Competition, which challenges local youth soccer teams to recycle.
“The boys worked so hard and I’m very proud of them and what they accomplished,” stated Roberto Velazquez, coach of the Impact, in a press release.
By collecting more than 13,000 pounds of recyclable materials, the Anaheim Impact, a boys under-13 team representing the Anaheim Soccer Association, is the official winner of the 2011 Recycle. Goal. Competition, which challenges local youth soccer teams to recycle. Members of the team included – Front row (left to right): Jared Cochran, Daniel Velazquez, Agustin Gallo, Andrew Garcia, Victor Perales, Miguel Arreola and Xavier Quezada. Middle row: Joseph Rivera, Jonathan Ramos, Ramos Picon, Victor Lozada, Max Galvan, Daniel Carpio and Luis Salazar. Back row: Coach Roberto Velazquez and player Juan Martinez.
PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLYSON WILSON
The Impact was one of 25 teams across Southern California to participate in the 9-week competition to see which squad could recycle the most materials by weight. Collectively, the teams recycled more than 26,000 pounds of materials, which is 20,000 more pounds than what was collected and recycled during last year’s inaugural competition. This year’s total of recyclables included more than 2,600 pounds of plastics.
In addition to a gift card from Dick’s Sporting Goods, the winning team will also take part in a free soccer clinic conducted by a player for the LA Galaxy and receive tickets to a future Galaxy game. The second place team, the girls under 13 Anaheim Impact, also from the Anaheim Soccer Association, will also receive a Dick’s gift card and tickets to a future Galaxy game. The Anaheim Impact girls recycled more than 4,500 pounds during the competition.
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