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Den of Lions Lady Raiders Need Your Support!

Ironbound Business Improvement DistrictWe are excited to announce that our 2006 Den of Lions Lady Raiders have been invited to train and play against top teams in Lisbon, Portugal this spring. This team is a collection of extremely talented girls of which most will be moving on to East Side High School next fall. This trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the team to play against world class teams like Sporting of Lisbon and train in their facilities. Den of Lions is a Newark NJ based youth organization. The coaches are all volunteer staff from East Side High School. The lady raiders were formed in 2018 because the pay to play culture of youth sports had excluded many female soccer players in this area. A large part of our program services players from Newark Public Schools but we also have a few players from Elizabeth, Kearny and Lyndhurst.

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Trip Details:

They will be training under head coaches Samantha Barbeito and Juan Alvarez, along with coaches from Sporting CP. They will be playing games against several other academies from Portugal.Their trip to Portugal is scheduled for April 12th through the 19th.

Our girls are trying to raise $34,000 for this first trip, to cover expenses such as flights, accommodation, food, and training expenses. The donations will only go towards expenses for players. The cost per player is $2,600.00.
We are also looking for Uniform, warmup and backpack sponsors.

If you would like to sponsor a player for their trip or their uniform, please make check payable to:

Den of Lions Soccer Club
Memo: Lady Raiders Trip
Address 18-20 Gotthardt Street Newark NJ 07105

You can also contact
Juan P. Alvarez
Co-Head Soccer Coach East Side High School
Den of Lions Girls Development Coordinator
201-306-2510

Our girls are looking for your support to help them achieve their goal and will sincerely appreciate any donation given to them to fulfill their dream of playing in Portugal.

With much appreciation,
Juan P. Alvarez
Den of Lions Soccer Club
2006 EDP Lady Raiders

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