Sarah Parvin Memorial SoccerFest

This year was the 10th anniversary of the Sarah Parvin Memorial SoccerFest!

Our premier event, with over 12,000 attendees, is the largest event in Bucks County. It began with an idea, sparked by the memory of an energetic and courageous young soccer player. Sarah Parvin played for the Quakertown Soccer Club. She played with her long, wavy hair blowing behind her - eventually, she played with no hair at all. She was remembered as having an unfailing spirit, and an infectious smile. “There must be something that we can do”…

A very special thank you to....

the Quakertown
Soccer Club

When it all began, did any of us think that we would have the 10th Anniversary Sarah Parvin Memorial SoccerFest put down in our record books? I purposely left out the “24 hour” portion of the name since the event expanded that border some time ago. Now, we have ten years of memories, friendships forged, and a legacy that we can all be proud of.

We are forever grateful for the tireless efforts of the entire Quakertown Soccer Club. We praise your dedication and commitment to the community, and to our family. All of you involved in the Quakertown Soccer Club have provided a venue where we have been able to heal some of the hurt of our loss through your compassion and strength. You took us in and made us part of your foundation. We take great pride in our partnership and look forward to the future.

To all of you and your precious families, God bless you.

The Sarah Parvin Foundation Family

the 2017

With grateful hearts, we wish to thank all of the participants of the 10th Anniversary Sarah Parvin Memorial SoccerFest. When this event began, we scarcely thought that 10 years later, we would be reflecting on the blessings that we have received and to have had the privilege and opportunity to reach out to all of you. We look at the “sea of tents” and at the families who come to share in the feeling of commitment and empowerment. The atmosphere is one of youthful energy and strength in numbers. It is because of all of you that we feel a solid hope for a cure for cancer in the near future. All of you put aside an entire weekend to come out with your families, to play soccer, build memories, and stand together, unified in a cause that affects us all. We thank you for your generosity of heart and spirit. It is through all of you that we are reminded that there is a strength in coming together as a community. We rejoice you, the parents, coaches, players, and families who share in the ownership of positive change.

We hope that you have taken with you great memories to reflect on, and had such good food and fun that you are already planning to come back next year!

The Sarah Parvin Foundation Family

the 2017

To all of the incredible volunteers that make the Sarah Parvin Memorial SoccerFest a reality, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Without your willingness to go without sleep, make time in schedules already heavily burdened, and your tireless effort and energies, there wouldn’t be this event.

You have made this event a success for a decade! Please know how very much you are appreciated, and more importantly, know the impact that you have made in the lives of people faced with a cancer diagnosis.

For our family, you have provided much need healing with your support and efforts towards this cause. You will be forever in our hearts and we wish for you and your families’ great joy, peace, and good health.

The Sarah Parvin Foundation Family

“Let’s play soccer for 24 hours, and raise money to combat this devastating disease”, and so we formed a partnership with the Quakertown Soccer Club. They are an amazing group of selfless people, who are willing to give generously of their time and talents. That first year, we started with approximately 80 teams signed up to participate in this new-fangled idea.

Sarah Parvin Foundation 24-Hour SoccerFest

Games of soccer were played around the clock, people volunteered their time to feed the masses and give families a great memory to take with them. Well, the idea caught on! A great time was had by all, and coaches, teams, and families vowed to return the following year! The team count rose to over 200 teams each year.

This is a very different concept than a traditional soccer tournament. There are no established winners in these games. There is only sportsmanship, camaraderie and the joy of playing the game. Everyone's a winner who comes to the event and enjoys all of the activities that are offered. Food, music, entertainment, vendor goods and soccer games abound. There is something for everyone and the atmosphere is one of joy and hope.

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