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2 01, 2017

Holiday Gifts for Local Kids and Families

Holiday Gifts for Local Kids and Families

Our service project was working with the Pleasanton Police Department to deliver Holiday Gifts to kids and families around Pleasanton who don’t have a lot of money to buy gifts. The P.P.D (Pleasanton Police Department) gave us a list of kids by age and gender that were in need of gifts. We shared that list with our soccer team and asked them to donate gifts for our project. Some people donated money for us to pick out the gifts instead. We also asked for donations from our friends and family as well. We then took the money that was donated and went shopping for the kids on the list we still needed gifts for which was fun! We ended up having a gift for all of the kids on the list! When we donated all the gifts to the P.P.D they told us we could go out with them to deliver them! We met the officer at the police station on Dec. 20th, 2016. They told us which items we would be delivering, and introduced us to the officer that would be helping us. He let us load up a wagon and wheel them to the car and load them in. We got to ride in the police car, even though there wasn’t any lights it was pretty cool. We made lots of stops and everyone was very thankful. We felt very happy we were able to give to kids who might not have gotten a present during the holidays! It reminded us to be thankful for what we have and to always give more than we receive. It definitely made us feel happy that day to make others smile.

-Camryn Hobizal and Daniela Robinson, 05 Grey RAGE

29 12, 2016

BOOKS FOR THE BARRIOS

books-for-barriosHi, our names are Kalena Johnson and Lulanie-Jolie Chauchie-Chop and we play on the RAGE U-14 ECNL team. We choose to work with BOOKS FOR THE BARRIOS. BOOKS FOR THE BARRIOS is a hands-on non-profit organization dedicated to donating books to kids in need in the Philippines. They give books to the schools to help with language immersion and ‌ education.

We were committed and passionate about earning money and collecting preschool-third grade colored picture books. We both like to read and get involved, and believe that reading is a crucial step in a young child’s education. We live in different areas which made collecting books twice as fast. We enjoyed making posters and engaging with other families so as to serve a better cause. We would go door to door and emailing, kindly asking for a donation. We sent out and printed information letters to our friends, family, and anyone else willing to help, explaining all the info about our project. After this, our parents drove the books to BOOKS FOR THE BARRIOS headquarters‌ in Walnut Creek.  We collected a staggering 296 books.

BOOKS FOR THE BARRIOS is ‌ very rewarding to know that you are helping children in the Philippines, and contributing to their educational futures. We would ‌ recommend donating to BOOKS FOR THE BARRIOS and we can’t wait to help more.

28 12, 2016

06 Elite – Open Heart Kitchen

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Open Heart Kitchen

By: Olivia, Brooklyn, Sydney, and Paige

Hi, this is Olivia, Brooklyn, Sydney, and Paige. We are Rage 06 Elite. For our project, we went to Open Heart Kitchen. Open Heart Kitchen is an organization that distributes free lunches to kids in need. They receive free snacks over the weekend from their school every Friday. It was a really fun project!

We made little quotes to make things different, and more special. Some of the quotes said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted,” “Never stop learning,”“You are loved,” “Enjoy the little things,” and “ You are made to be awesome.” We hope the kids will love the messages.

ohk1We went to Livermore on Wednesday, December 21 after school. What we did was all four of us stood on one side of a table. There was food on the table. It worked like an assembly line. So first Brooklyn opened a paper bag. Then, she put one of the quotes that we designed, in the bag. After that, she put juice and a milk carton in there. When she was done she passed it down to Olivia. Olivia then put an apple and an orange in the bag and passed it to Paige. Paige then put in carrots and a little bag of goldfish. After Paige put the food in, she passed the paper bag to Sydney. When Sydney received it she put a granola bar and a muffin in the bag. Then, after Sydney got the bag she passed it to Paige’s mom Melissa and then she rolled the bag up and put into a crate. We repeated that process until we had 550 bags packed.
After we were done packing lunches, we felt more appreciative of what we have to eat. We realized how lucky we are to have access to food whenever we want too. Leadership was a very good experience for us!

28 12, 2016

U11 Orange – Picking Up Trash

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My name is Audrey and I am on the U-11 orange team. I decided to help pick up trash in local parks. I walked around in the parks looking for recycling cans and bottles and trash. After I picked up the trash I went to trade the recycled items for money in the Pleasanton recycling center. After I got the money I gave them to one of my teachers. Every year he makes these ornaments for the Children’s Hospital in Oakland. He buys the material and we help him make it. I gave him the money to be able to use it to buy more material to make the ornaments. I feel good about what I did though. Keeping the parks clean and helping other kids who are in the hospital beds instead of home. Overall, it was a fun and smelly experience.

28 12, 2016

2006 (U11) Premier – Bringing Joy To Soldiers During the Holidays

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In the 2016 Leadership class, the Rage 2006 U11 Premier team (Sydney Head, Gianna Masinter, Savannah Battaion, Reese Gotchall, and Siena Hunter) did our community project for the actively deployed soldiers. We believe it is a great sacrifice to serve your country!  Not only are you risking your life, but you don’t get to spend time with your families for the holidays.  We wanted to give them some JOY for the holidays. Each one of us got our classrooms, families and friends to write thank you letters to those who have served our country.  Then we u11premier2went out and we purchased different types of things identified as needed by the soldiers.  We also asked and received a donation of toothpaste and toothbrushes from Colgate for the troops and their families.  We wanted it send it to them for the holidays.  We purchased toiletries, a variety of nonperishable food, mini games, and some note cards so they could write to their families for the holidays. Then we all gathered at one location and put everything on a table so we could sort things that matched. Then we counted and documented how many of each item we had in each box to ship.  We stuffed the boxes so all the items would fit.  After the boxes were sealed for shipping, each one of us wrote one word to describe what we thought of the soldiers on a piece of paper. Then we went around the room and shared them.  There were words like Bravery, Loyalty, and Service.  These are words that describe leaders.  Our soldiers are examples of leaders.  We all felt like we did something worthy and will look back on this leadership community project with pride.

28 12, 2016

05 Elite I – Senior Center Lights Tour

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Our names are Lauren Kenny, Katie O’Sullivan, and Macy Lehrer, (left to right), and our project was giving the Senior at our local Senior Center cookies and hot cocoa before they went on a trip to look at some of the best lights around town.  Because the buses were completely packed, there was no space on the buses for us.  Our project required us to be all matching, so every person made a part of their costumes and we all loved the final project. All in all, we had served lots of cookies, drank lots of cocoa, and had a lot of fun.

28 12, 2016

Alana Hicks – ’06 Grey – Feed Those In Need

alana1 alana3Around the holidays it’s the perfect time to spread happiness around you town, so that’s what I did!  I decided to make a hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookie stand to get food for families in need.  I love to bake so I made dozens of chocolate chip cookies.  They are my favorite so I guessed that my neighbors would like them too!  I also thought people would want a drink to go with it so I made some hot chocolate.  I made a festive sign and stand and then went straight to selling my hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies.  When I told my neighbors what I was doing my stand for (food for families in need) people got very generous.  With the money I earned from my stand I was going to go to Safeway to buy their Feed Those In Need bags.  That is when you pay ten dollars per bag of food and then that bag goes to a family in need around the holidays.  I was outside my driveway from 2:00 to 4:45.  During that 2 hours and 45 minutes I sold as many hot chocolate cups and chocolate chip cookies as I could.  I got many people coming to my stand.  Before I had started my stand I made a goal of earning 50 dollars.  That would mean I could help 5 local families in need, but instead I earned 70 dollars!  That meant I helped 7 local families.  I went to Safeway and bought the 7 bags.  As I walked out of the store I felt very thankful and proud that the stand I made helped spread the holiday spirit for 7 families!

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17 12, 2016

2005 Premier (U12) – Parkview Show

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To help me, I brought along two of my friends, Irish Vaughan and Ella Srouji and my vocal coach, who also like singing. I first started off by telling them why I was there and then I sang a couple songs. After I sang, Ella and Irish also sang a few songs. After we had finished with that, we sang Christmas carols with them. I had brought lyrics to many different carols for them. It was so wonderful to see so many of them smiling and singing along.My name is Ella Thurlow and I’m a player from the U12 Premier. The three things that I love to do most in life are soccer, singing, and making people smile. I decided that for my leadership community service project, I wanted to make people smile and brighten their day. So I went to Parkview, a living complex for the elderly, and I put on a little show for the people in memory care. Since I love singing, I decided to make my show a singing show

Whenparkview2 we had finished with the carols, we all sat down and talked for a bit. They were all so friendly. My goal coming into Parkview was to make their day a little bit better and to put a smile on their faces. All the residents told me how happy they were and how great it was. I feel great because I accomplished my goal.

13 12, 2016

All-Star Teams Announced for the 2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional

All-Star Teams Announced for the 2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional

FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) – US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the US Youth Soccer ODP All-Star teams for the 2016 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, which recently took place Nov. 20-25 at Spanish River Athletic Park in Boca Raton, Fla. Of the nearly 400 players that participated in the event, five rosters were constituted based on outstanding performance – one for each of the 1999 through 2003 age groups.

The US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional featured players that were selected from US Youth Soccer State Association and Regional level evaluations. Throughout the event players attended training sessions and competed in matches in front of U.S. Soccer national staff and collegiate coaches for the opportunity to be selected to a higher level of play.

2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional All-Star Teams

2003 Girls
Best RegionRegion I (2-0-1; 7 points)
Best ScorerRegion I – Payton Patrick (3 Goals)
Best GoalkeeperRegion IV – Madison Goldberg
5 12, 2016

Rage 05 Elite 2 – Open Heart Kitchen

05elite1 05elite2Hi, our names are Corin Cornwell and Gracie Segundo {right to left}.  Our project was a Food Drive for the Open Heart Kitchen.  We decided to do this because we wanted to help end world hunger and we thought that it would be fun!  As we did this, we were thinking that even though we had all the food and things we need, other people don’t.  So, we gave up some of our time to help them out.  First, we got some supplies, then we planned a date. We set up our table and went up to people to ask them to help us out.  Most people took our offer.  They gave cans of beans and vegetables and other foods.  We were so proud of ourselves because we didn’t know that something so small could help out so much!  There was one guy during our Food Drive, and he said that HE worked for the Open Heart Kitchen! He works so hard every day to give every person a meal and buy all of the supplies.   We didn’t know that it took so much work to feed people and that so many people wanted to help out!  We were so grateful that we got a chance to learn and discover so much!  This was such a great opportunity!